Longtime Hamilton discount retailer closing up shop


Longtime Hamilton discount retailer, Steel City Surplus, is closing their doors for good later this month.

For decades, Steel City Surplus has been Hamilton’s go-to shop for discount savings on everything from food and clothing to tools, small appliances and toys.

The store with a whole lot more’ is currently selling off all available stock at even more deeply discounted prices.

The store, located along the southern stretch of Dundurn, announced they were closing on Facebook earlier this month.

In a comment on Facebook, the store’s owner, Ray Whittemore, said it’s time to retire.

Have been in Hamilton for 35 years in two locations,” he wrote. “As owner I’m also sad to see it closing but at 80 years old it’s time I retired.”

The reaction on social media has been rather subdued with many expressing sadness at the store’s closure and waxing nostalgic.

So very sad. I’d go here for many things, the last of the small independents,” wrote one Facebook user.

I’m really sorry to hear that,” wrote one Redditor. “My grandparents used to take me there when I was younger.”

Steel City Surplus will close its doors January 18 and as of Wednesday (Jan. 8) items are discounted by a further 40 per cent.

Photo courtesy Steel City Surplus facebook page

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