By Kris Leonhardt
GREENWOOD – As of April 30, the former site of Mayville’s Market at 315 S. Main St., Greenwood, is once again loaded with inventory, as Dan and Jessica Wolf opened Wolf’s True Value Hardware.
Though the new business venture is an exciting one for the Wolf family, Dan’s sister and store manager, Debbie Brecht said it wasn’t the couple’s first concept for the former grocery store location.
“From what I understand from (Dan,) he went to the city and asked what he could do with the building,” Brecht said. “He wanted to put apartment housing in here, and they told him, rather than do that, they’d rather see some type of store going in.”
Wolf did some research on what type of store might be a good fit for the building and eventually settled upon a True Value Hardware store.
“He called me about a possible position around the middle of November, it was just before Thanksgiving,” Brecht recalled.
Brecht had managed a business for Wolf for five years, and she and Dan grew up in business, as their father owned Wolf’s saw mill.
The store carries a variety of home needs, including: lawn and garden, plumbing, automotive, tools, keys, window and screen repair, and paint.
“The paint department that is coming is going to be phenomenal,” explained Brecht. “It is kind of the newest thing out there. It is so new that everybody who doesn’t have it is ordering it, and it is backordered for a month.
“They call it a gondola – it is like a half moon on one side and a half moon on the other side – and there is a TV screen in the middle of it that shows you what different types of paints are good for… Then, we will be able to match color. If you wanted to bring in a certain color that is on a bathroom shower curtain, and you cannot find it any place, we take that color and put it through this computer system; it will match that color for you and tell us how to make it.”
The store will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and will be closed on Sundays. To learn more about the store, visit the Wolf’s True Value Facebook page.