Best of Boston

2006 Best Hardware

Yumont Hardware

So it’s one-tenth the size of a Lowe’s. So what? Yumont still has everything a do-it-yourselfer needs: nuts, bolts, bulbs, paint, showerheads, lawn care. All that, plus associates who don’t need to be paged and a well-worn checkout counter cluttered with batteries, alarm clocks, and neighborhood gossip. Stop in, and you might never return to that big blue box in the ‘burbs.

702 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-4572,