Popular Hamilton shop closes James Street location


A popular shop on James Street North is closing up shop — but only as important changes loom on the horizon.

The Hamilton Store, the city’s one-stop-shop for all things made in and celebrating Steel City is closing their location at 165 James St. N.

In an Instagram post from Monday (Jan. 6), it says that after seven years at the location, the store was closing.

The owner of the building, Graham Crawford, said the building the store was located in had been put up for sale last year and that The Hamilton Store gave notice months ago that they would be closing at the end of 2019.

In a letter posted to the store’s front window, owner Donna Reid hints that there is more to come from this very special retailer.

My goal in this space, for 7 years, has been to celebrate Hamilton and encourage others to do so too,” the letter says.

You’ll soon be able to find your favourite merch online.”

The Hamilton Store’s popular merch includes works created by local artists of popular Hamilton landmarks or features, clothing, knick-knacks and gifts and made by local artisans and businesses, as well as local food products and those iconic Hamilton bricks.

Reid signs off by thanking the community and customers and urging Hamiltonians to “Please LOVE your city.”

The store’s Instagram post also hints at changes to come and urges followers to continue following their social media pages to see what the future holds for The Hamilton Store.

CORRECTION: Please note that a previous version of this story erroneously implied that The Hamilton Store was evicted. This is not the case and the current story has been corrected and updated. We apologize for any confusion.

Photo courtesy The Hamilton Store Facebook page

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