About the Colony

December 31, 2012

With Grisanti Hardware's closure, Atascadero loses part of its heart

When I moved to Atascadero in the summer of 1966 and discovered I was living in a very rural setting, I quickly found need of a rake, shovel, axe and tree saw. So I discovered Grisanti Hardware, located at that time almost across the street from the post office.

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About the Colony

Lon Allan

Lon Allan has lived in Atascadero for nearly five decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 805-466-8529 or leallan@tcsn.net .