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[25 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Provided by Jessica Eklund, Lew Rents West
In 1928 George Eklund laid the foundation for Lew Rents by purchasing The Olympia Hardware Co. in downtown Olympia. The store’s longevity and outstanding customer service began and continued from that time forward.
George ran the hardware store in Downtown Olympia until 1956.   He was ready to retire and his son, Lew, was ready to take over the family business with fresh new ideas for expansion to the historic Olympia Hardware Co.  Olympia was growing quickly and Lew decided that it was time to grow …