Submitted by Richard Chapman for Morgan’s Lake Forest True Value Hardware
Morgan’s Lake Forest True Value Hardware has reopened with a brand new look and more than 6,000 new items — many of which you won’t find in a traditional hardware store.
The store has always offered an eclectic mix of products and now that mix is even broader. Where else can you get traditional hardware fare like picture hanging hooks, lawn and garden supplies, snow blowers, power tools, Benjamin Moore paints, and jewelry, books, toys, baby gifts, picture frames, holiday decor and Le Creuset cookery — just to name a few of the things you’ll find there?
Keith and Mary Jane Morgan opened the store at 825 S. Waukegan Road in 1991 and were truly the mom and mop of this local family business. After Keith died unexpectedly from a heart attack in July 2013, son Chris stepped in to manage the store with his mom.
On October 24-26 the Morgans celebrated the Grand Reopening of the store’s completely remodeled and restocked store. During the event, they supported Boy Scout pack 148 popcorn sale and donated two large boxes of toys to the Marines Toys For Tots toy drive. The store will have a box available through December 15th for additional donations.
Here are more photos from the celebration: