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There’s been a hardware store in Solon Springs for as long as anyone can remember.


In 2002 Ken & Meg Thoreson responded to a classified ad in the Northwoods Shopper newspaper.  The store was for sale. Solon Springs Hardware was a helpful place, chock full of parts and supplies located in the community’s downtown business district. After taking over in 2002 Ken and Meg worked hard to continue the store’s reputation for having what people needed to get the job done. In June of 2004, the little hardware store downtown suffered a total loss fire.  


That’s when Ken and Meg took a gamble and moved the business closer to US Highway 53, west of the downtown business district…and tripled its size. Today, Solon Springs Mercantile continues in the tradition of having what customers want – where they need it – smack dab in the center of the natural beauty of Northwest Wisconsin. The Mercantile still stocks a full-range of hardware; but now also includes a sporting goods department featuring what you need to enjoy hunting area forests and fishing local lakes and streams.  We take pride in being friendly and knowledgeable.  Come see us soon – let us help you find what you need!

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It's time for a new chapter in our lives and it could be time for a new one in yours!  We are ready to retire and want to pass our dream on to someone who wants to put their own mark on this up north community business.  Follow the link below to learn more about our business operation and the lifestyle it could bring to you and your family.  

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