Located at 98 Ferry Street and run by proprietor Manny Lopes, Lopes and Sons Hardware is a business where locals living in the ironbound can find their basic hardware necessities. However, this hardware store is unlike any other.
When the building was first built back in the early 1900s it was a store that sold items for religious purposes. Other than from stories passed down through generations, not much is known about the building’s past. Nevertheless, the store was soon transformed into a hardware store called Newark Salvage which was also around the same time Manny Lopes started working there in 1973. In that decade two Portuguese men bought Newark Salvage and turned it into Newark Hardware. Years later, with trust and friendship, Mr. Lopes became partners with one of his bosses and kept store named as Newark Hardware. It wasn’t until fifteen to twenty years later Mr. Lopes became sole owner and decided to change the name to Lopes and Sons Hardware.
98 Ferry Street, Newark, New Jersey 07105, United States