Majestic’s Hardware Carries On, With a New Owner
By Sandra Cranswick
From Issue 44: Fall 2019
Since September 6th, there’s been a new face at Majestic’s Hardware in the Hamlet of Gardiner. After 72 years in the Majestic family, the hardware torch has been passed to new owner, Michael Ciavolino. Michael is enthusiastic about his new career, which fulfills his childhood dream of owning a hardware store. He grew up on Long Island, where the local hardware store supplied household needs way beyond hardware.
Michael is determined to build further upon this aspect of Majestic’s, making it the store in Gardiner; one that customers think of first , and where they can get what they need, when they need it, at prices competitive with the big-box stores. There will be more household inventory—like cleaning and kitchen supplies—and a large new section offering seasonal, decorative and home improvement items.
Milwaukee Power Tools and Benjamin Moore paints are coming, as well as new rewards and discount programs. The second floor is being refurnished with extensive electrical and plumbing supplies to meet contractors’ needs.
Majestic’s will still be called Majestic’s, and Michael has managed to keep most of the former staff on board. Former owners Rick and Laura Majestic continue as consultants, Kat Majestic continues in her pivotal role as General Merchandise Manager, and two of the clerks, Dirk and Mike, have stayed on. One new clerk, Steve, has joined the team.
The emphasis will be on outstanding customer service. To that end, their website, majesticshardware.com, currently offers 67,000 items, all available from their nearby warehouse. Order by noon for same-day FREE home delivery on any order over $25. As if that’s not enough, Michael welcomes everyone to their Customer Appreciation Day BBQ on Oct.26, 2-6 pm, featuring a 5-Gallon-Bucket-Fillerup-for-20%-Off Event to the first 300 customers.
And don’t miss the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales in November! Store hours: 7AM-7PM M-F; 8AM-6PM Sat; and starting Oct. 1, Sundays, 9AM-4PM. Stop by 4 Dusinberre Road to welcome Michael, our newest merchant! 845-255-5494.