Mayor Slay Recognizes Four Businesses in Soulard / Kosciusko
Mayor Francis Slay and other city officials gathered with the owners, families and friends of four businesses in the Soulard / Kosciusko area to celebrate those businesses being in operation 100 years or more. The proclamation presentations took place at Edele & Mertz Hardware, which opened for business on June 6, 1912.
Mayor Francis G. Slay (left) proclaims June 6, 2012 as Edele & Mertz Hardware Day in honor of the store's 100th anniversary. John Edele received the proclamation from Mayor Slay. The store is known as the rehabber's friend and provides Downtown residents a big-box alternative for all things hardware.