Behind Young Paint in Fanwood, NJ, there sits an old shed. Probably used by that business for storage. Young Paint was a great, local paint store with a bunch of very knowledgeable guys who would spend the time to work with you to get the right paint or varnish for your needs. Founded in 1957 it was a fixture of the community. I don’t know what actually happened, but I imagine it succumbed to the big box Lowes and Home Depot like so many neighboord hardware or paint stores. Regardless of the service, the big paint companies don’t want to sell to small stores and HD/Lowes want to squeeze them out in favor of their house brands. This one declared bankruptcy in June, 2016 and it has been sitting abandoned since then.

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