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SOMA, We’ve Got You Covered!

With the opening of our new store on Ninth Street in western SOMA, we have the entire neighborhood covered for your convenience. Our legacy downtown store, formerly Fox Hardware, has been on Fourth Street between Mission and Market for close to one hundred years. And our new baby on Ninth Street will open its doors softly early this month.

Meet the Teams

Renato and Connie manage the downtown Fourth Street store. They are a great team keeping that store running smoothly and making it a neighborhood gem for locals, tourists, and the many businesses anchored in the area. In fact, just about every engineer working in the area shops at Cole Hardware, utilizing our special commercial sales desk in the back of the store. We have locksmith services here, too. Connie and Renato have been part of the Cole Hardware family for a combined 30 years. They began their careers with us when they were “kids.” Now, Connie has three of her own! Come in and say hello and experience the great customer service offered at our downtown store.





Chris and Jose are teaming up to manage our new store on Ninth Street. Chris, the new store manager, is moving to SOMA from our Cole Street store where he was the assistant manager. Jose was the assistant manager of the Mission Street store. Chris and Jose have been part of our Cole Hardware  family for a combined 15 years. The SOMA store will also house our commercial sales group, Cole Hardware Supplies . Cole Hardware Supplies  specializes in serving the needs of institutions, property management companies, and businesses all around the Bay Area. They will be a great addition to the store and the neighborhood, which is chock-full of businesses hungry for a convenient new hardware store!

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Weekend Tree Delivery!

Weekend Tree Delivery: $20

Tree Delivery

As always, our stores will have freshly cut trees available in a variety of sizes. We’re happy to deliver to your home for $20 on the weekends. Just arrange for delivery at the time of purchase, allowing for a two hour window.

We also have live potted trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garland, and other seasonal plants to make your home more festive.

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Ohh, Baby, Baby!

Cole Hardware Baby Onesies

Baby Onesie

What baby wouldn’t look adorable in a Cole Hardware onesie? These 100% cotton onesies are available in size 12–18 months. Send us your cherub’s picture donning one of our onesies, and we’ll feature it in the Hardware Hotline and send you a $5 gift card. (Sku 960690, $12.99)

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Wreath Workshop



Wednesday, December 14
5:00 pm and 6:00 pm Classes
All Locations • $10

Come and create a holiday wreath with us to adorn your door and warmly welcome guests! We will provide wire wreath forms and fresh Christmas tree branches to build the wreaths, along with a few accessories to customize your creation. We also offer a variety of lights and unique trinkets for sale to decorate your wreath with! The workshop is only $10 to register, which will be reimbursed to you after the class with a $10 Cole Hardware  gift card. We will have refreshments on hand, and children are welcome to attend with a parent. Please sign up at

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Clipper Cards Now at Cole Street!

Clipper® Cards now available at Cole Street!

clippercardsIf you take public transit, even on occasion, nothing beats the convenience of an all-in-one Clipper card. We have become somewhat of a cashless society, due in part to the versatility of our debit and credit cards. Scrambling for the exact fare on a bus, train, or ferry is a hassle, too, especially when riding multiple transit lines.

As an added customer service, our Cole Street store, in addition to our Rockridge and downtown Fourth Street locations, now offers Clipper cards and can fully load them with transit passes, discount tickets, ride book, and cash value. All applicable fares, discounts, and transfer rules are easily tracked. This lets you customize your cards for your own transit needs. You can also use Clipper to pay for parking in a limited number of locations.

The Clipper card can hold multiple passes, ride books, or tickets (which are specific to the transit system being used), as well as up  to $300 in cash value at one time and up to $250 in parking cash value. Cash value on your Clipper card can be used to ride any participating transit system. You can add value (in the form of both passes and cash value) to your card as you go. Use Clipper on Muni, BART, AC Transit, VTA, SamTrans, Calt rain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and San Francisco Bay Ferry.

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Pop-Up Holiday Shoppe and Christmas Trees on Mission Street!

Mission St Treescole_hours_holidayFrom the day after Thanksgiving right up until Christmas Day, we’ll be back on Mission Street selling Christmas trees and holiday decor.

We’ll be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3293 Mission Street at 29th Street — just across from our former Mission location. We’ll have both live and cut trees, garland, poinsettias, lights, lots of decor, gift wrap, and more. I know that many, many folks who were regulars at our Mission Street location had a family tradition of picking out their tree and holiday supplies at the store each year. For others, it was a convenience to have us nearby to select a tree or take home a nice poinsettia. We want to do our best to both honor that tradition and provide convenience to our Mission friends, and thus we bring you this temporary Holiday Shoppe. Please come by and say hello.

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A Brined, Big Green Egg® Bird

Before refrigeration, brining was a traditional method of preserving foods, and it has regained popularity in recent years. A brine done properly can add both juiciness and flavor to a classic roasted turkey or one cooked a grill. Brining penetrates food more thoroughly than a marinade can, yielding a moister turkey, so you won’t have to worry about running out of gravy because your bird is dried out! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and cook your bird on a Big Green Egg. Usually the oven is a juggling act of pies, casseroles, and side dishes anyhow! Here’s everything you need to know for a brined turkey cooked on an EGG®.


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November 12th Bag Sale

Nov 12 Bag Sale

Shop with us on Saturday, November 12, for our annual pre-Thanksgiving 20%-off sale!

Nov 12 Bag Sale


This is an excellent opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping, stock up on household supplies, or purchase everything you need for that DIY project that you swore you’d complete before the end of the year. Our Holiday Shoppes will offer unlimited inspiration for your seasonal home-decorating and gift-giving needs.

*Discount off regular retail price. Offer does not apply to gift cards, postage stamps, Muni passes, Clipper cards, meter cards, special orders, or sale merchandise. Not valid with coupons or other offers. Rewards points do not accumulate.

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Coins for the Community Tops $60,000!

Coins for the Community Jar

Coins for the Community JarOur August collection of $725.17 benefitted our friends at ArtSeed, whose goal is to bring a lifelong love for creativity, knowledge, and generosity into the lives of young people. That puts our grand total since our spare change collection’s inception at $60,489.12! All thanks to the generosity of our loyal shoppers.

For September, our spare change collection was earmarked to assist Lyon-Martin Health Services, which provides excellent health care to women, lesbians, and transgender people. We’ll report on those numbers next month.

Our October collection will go to Dress for Success and Wardrobe for Opportunity, two organizations whose missions are to provide professional attire and support to disadvantaged women. In addition, we will have a clothing drive during our Ladies’ Night. Click here for further information.

It’s easy to donate to Coins for the Community! Simply drop your spare change in any of our collection jars or choose the “donate” option when you’re checking out at any of our registers. Or bring in that old jar of pennies that’s collecting dust on your dresser.

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Rockridge Out & About

Rockridge Out & About

Sunday, October 9
12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Rockridge Out & About

Join Cole Hardware at the 10th annual Rockridge Out & About festival along vivacious College Avenue. Visit our Pumpkin Patch. Kids are welcome to get creative and adorn a pumpkin (while pumpkins last). Parents can purchase and enjoy a seasonal brew and keep our signature pint beer glass.

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