Hardware will close

Elaine and Zev Edelstein, owners of Gerald’s Hardware, announced this week that they will close the Playa del Rey business later this year.

Gerald’s Hardware has been a family-owned and -operated business since 1954.

The couple said their new store hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week as they liquidate their inventory.

“It has been a great privilege for us to have served our commercial and home improvement needs for these past 51 years,” the couple said in a letter to their “valued customer, neighbor and friend.”