Business & economy

New hardware store opens in Nyssa

Liz Haun checks the inventory packing the shelves of her new store in Nyssa. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA – Liz Haun is going back to her roots.

The hardware business is in Haun’s blood, as she grew up walking the aisles of bolts and wrenches and hammers at Steve’s Do It Yourself Hardware in Nyssa.

Now, after eight years teaching at Four Rivers Community School in Ontario, Haun is embarking on a new adventure, opening Nyssa Mercantile at 119 Main St.

“My grandfather and uncle have a hardware store. So, I decided to go back to what I was raised doing,” said Haun.

Her father, Steve, bought the former Kline’s Hardware in Nyssa in the early 2000s and ran it about eight years. After he closed, Haun used the downtown building as a dance . . .