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Big Green Egg – Live Demonstrations


Rockridge Store 5533 College Avenue Saturday, August 12 Noon–3:00 pm

Cole Valley Store 956 Cole Street Saturday, August 5 Noon–3:00 pm

North Beach Store 627 Vallejo Street Saturday, August 26 Noon–3:00 pm

From appetizers and entrées to desserts, the Big Green Egg® will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection. With seven convenient sizes to choose from, there is a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle. The EGG® stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. More than just a barbecue, the Big Green Egg is a complete cooking system that allows you to grill, slow cook, bake, smoke, and roast. See the Big Green Egg in action and prepare to get hungry! Our “EGGsperts” will answer any questions you might have as we cook up a variety of tasty treats while demonstrating how easy it is!

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Big Green Egg® Demonstrations


Rockridge Store 5533 College Avenue Saturday, June 17 11:00 am–2:00 pm

North Beach Store 627 Vallejo Street Saturday, June 24 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Considering a Big Green Egg for Dad for Father’s Day? Invest in one, and you will appreciate the feasts he cooks up! From appetizers and entrées to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection. With seven convenient sizes to choose from, there is a Big Green Egg to fit any BGE-Logo-Vertlifestyle. The EGG® stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. More than just a barbecue, the Big Green Egg is a complete cooking system that allows you to grill, slow cook, bake, smoke, and roast. See the Big Green Egg in action and prepare to get hungry! Our “EGGsperts” will answer any questions you might have as we cook up a variety of tasty treats while demonstrating how easy it is! To sweeten the deal, purchase any EGG, nest holder, and mate shelf extensions and receive a $100 COLE HARDWARE gift card.

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Men’s Suits and Clothing Collection


Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 3.13.51 PMIn honor of Father’s Day, we will be hosting a suit collection at all of our San Francisco locations to benefit the St. Anthony Foundation, whose mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, and lift the spirits of those in need and create a society in which all people flourish. Clothes collected at our Rockridge store will benefit Wardrobe for Oppor t unity, which works in partnership with the community to assist low-income individuals in their efforts to find and keep jobs and build careers.Our collection will be open to all clean, gently worn men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, but suits are needed most. Donated clothing should be in good condition. We cannot accept clothing that is tattered or stained.

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Meet Marc, Our Master Locksmith

Call him 24/7 at 415/760-LOCK for speedy service!

We joke around the Repair Referral Service office that Marc has been tinkering with locks since infancy—well, almost! A native San Franciscan, Marc has been trained in commercial and indus -trial locksmithing and has more than 30 years of commercial and residential work under his tool belt, including much experience installing and maintaining locks in the many Victor ians and Edwardians in San Francisco. He takes pride in his work and offers unparalleled customer service in the COLE HARDWARE tradition. Marc specializes in tiered master key systems. If you own several buildings and want to use one master key for entry to all, you would have a grand master. For a single building, you’d use a building master, and each floor of a building could have its own master, which would be a floor master. Marc can customize each master key system to whatever your security needs may be. Marc also recommends that homeowners, business owners, and property managers consider purchasing a lock system that will block unauthorized duplication of keys. This concept is called “key control.” COLE HARDWARE carries locks that operate with high security and patented keys.A typical call for Marc is a “rekey” (combination change) request, whereby, for any number of reasons, a customer needs his or her locks changed. Marc also gets calls when customers are locked out of their house or car. In most cases, Marc can provide a fast 30-minute response time. Marc says, “People should take a few minutes to recall who might have copies of their property keys, such as a former housemate, dog walker, tradesperson, contractor, and so on.” Many people in San Francisco live in shared housing. Locks and keys are rarely changed when a property is bought, sold, or re-rented, which means former tenants and their friends, associates, and others might still have keys to your home. Consider a security consultation with Marc if you have any doubts or concerns about the overall security of your property. Marc can do a complete walk-through of your property. He will look for any security vulnerabilities and point out any substandard hardware (locks, windows, doors, and so on). He will then provide a written summary that will include suggestions as well as hardware recommendations. A standard security consultation is $150. If customers choose Marc to upgrade their security, the $150 fee is applied to the final bill. For the month of June, Marc is offering a special price of $99.99 for a security consultation—a $50 savings! Additionally, Marc suggests installing quality locks such as Schlage or high-security locks like Medeco. Marc is able to install high-security locks, card reader locks, magnetic locks, and even biometric (fingerprint reader) locks. He also installs and maintains commercial door closers and panic hardware. In some cases, Marc has even fabricated his own parts for our commercial customers where standard parts just wouldn’t hold up to the excessive use! Whatever your needs may be—from a master key system for your building complex to a simple residential deadbolt installation—Marc is the one you need to call! You can contact Marc directly in emergencies or after hours at 415/760-LOCK (415/760-5625), or call our Repair Referral Service at 415/753-2653 ext. 3. We will put you in touch with Marc. He is one of the many assets of our Repair Referral Service, and we are glad to have him. As always, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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Dave’s Summer of Love 20% off Sale


The tales of our founder, Dave Karp, catering to the hippies during the original Summer of Love are legendary! Dave often regaled us with his fond memories of helping the “starving,” yet-to-be-discovered musicians of the Haight-Ashbury, including frequent shopper Janis Joplin. (It took Dave a while to figure out why sales of alligator clips were so brisk!) We’ll be celebrating Dave’s legacy and June birthday this year inloncheras our groovy, limited-edition tie-dye T-shirts, created especially for us by artist Norma “Wyldeflower” Brooks, crew member at our North Beach store. Each shirt is a one-of-a-kind artwork. You can pick up one of these unique T-shirts for $24.99, available in men’s sizes small–XL. (Skus 999019–21, 23) In addition to saving 20% storewide, receive a free personal cooler (retail value $4.99) with any purchase over $20. Your drinks will stay cool, and you’ll look cool, man! Discount off regular retail prices. Offer does not apply to gift cards, postage stamps, Muni passes, Clipper cards, meter cards, Nest products, special orders, or sale merchandise. Not valid with coupons or other offers. Rewards points do not accumulate.

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Hardware Happy Hour


Wednesday, June 28 – 5:00 pm–8:00 pm (SoMa: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm)

San Francisco summers are notoriously chilly, but you can conquer the June Gloom with one of our COLE HARDWARE sherpa fleece–lined sweatshirts! Enjoy a glass of our signature Cutting Edge wine and a great deal of 28% off one item up to $100! Spend $20 and you’ll receive one of our hoodie sweatshirts FREE, a perfect addition to your Bay Area layering. Choose from boy’s sizes small to large or men’s sizes medium to XXL, while supplies last. (Sweatshirts: Skus 999917–24, Regular price $20.99) We hope to see you!

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Grand Opening Celebrations!

Inopening April, we celebrated months and months of hard work in getting our two newest COLE HARDWARE stores up and running and formally becoming part of the SoMa and North Beach communities. A fun time was had by all! The festivities kicked off at our SoMa store with Supervisor Jane Kim cutting the ribbon. Supervisor Aaron Peskin did the honors at our North Beach store and also presented the Karp family with a Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. In addition, Supervisor Peskin acknowledged Kathleen Dooley of the North Beach Business Association for her relentless, decade-long quest to land a hardware store in the neighborhood. One of the highlights of the evening was the Lion Dance ME entertainers, who commanded an adoring crowd with their dance and drumming performance. Stilt walkers from Cole Valley’s Circus Center were also on hand, adding to the festive scene. We wish to thank the SoMa and North Beach communities for their warm welcomes, and we look forward to being part of these communities for years and years to come!

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Fermob Outdoor Furniture

Folding furniture, developed at the end of the 19th century, was immediately popular among lemonade sellers of the day, as it was quick and easy to pack away, which allowed them to avoid paying the license fee of a permanent location. Fermob developed its Bistro line of furniture from the original model described in the “Simplexfermob” patent registered in 1889, and Fermob is now the trustee of the brand. Transform your patio or deck into a Parisian bistro with this line of outdoor French furniture, which has not lost any of its authenticity. With its charm and wide array of colors—plum, poppy red, aubergine, verbena, honey, carrot, nutmeg, lagoon blue, and more, the Bistro collection is available at all of our locations in chairs, 24-inch tables, and 30-inch tables. Some of our stores also stock the Gueridons two-tier table in multiple colors. The assortment varies by location, but our Rockridge location can order any of the furniture featured in the catalog. Contact to place an order. This lacquered stainless steel furniture features an anti-UV powder coating, making it ideal for outdoor use. Add a splash of color to your outdoor area, but these sets are delightful enough for any kitchen or breakfast nook, too. Your citron pressé is waiting!

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Trend Watch: Copper



Maybe it’s the resurgence in popularity of the Moscow Mule, first introduced in 1941, but we’re seeing a lot of copper lately in our housewares departments—so much so that our creative window dresser, Noelle, created an entire window of copper vignettes. From classic French pots and pans to stately copper-clad buildings, copper has been a favorite metal of designers and architects for centuries. Check out these photos of Noelle’s window displays showing many of the copper items you’ll find on our shelves!

Copper will develop a blue-green patina over time. For items you wish to keep shiny and bright, we offer a variety of copper cleaning and polishing products, too, including Brasso®, which has been shining copper pots for over 100 years. (Sku 10339, $3.99)

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Vitamix®: New Ascent™ Series

Right about now, just when you are tempted to abandon that New Year’s resolution of eating healthier, is a great time to consider investing in a Vitamix! More than an ordinary blender, the new Ascent Series combines sleek design with modern convenience, the first high-performance blenders with built-in timers, wireless connectivity, and a family of containers to accompany you both at home and on the go. Variable speed control lets you fine-tune every texture—from smooth purées to chunky salsas, and everything in between. Built-in wireless connectivity will allow Ascent Series blenders to evolve with the latest innovations for years to come.



Equipped with variable speed control and pulse, the A2300 lets you easily adjust the texture of every dish. With the pulse feature, layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky pasta sauce or thick vegetable soups. (Sku 606604, $449.99)


Three program settings (for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts) automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected, process your recipes, and stop the blender when complete. (Sku 606605, $499.99)


The built-in programmable timer can be set to process your custom recipes and stop the machine automatically. The timer and pulse feature are housed in a sleek touchscreen that easily wipes clean. (Sku 606606, $499.99)

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