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|When moving into a new town, finding places to shop for your needs is always challenging. This is especially true when you move into a new country with a different language, customs and local stores. However, shopping with small and family-owned businesses has its own rewards of familiarity and extra helpfulness.
The Ferreteria Construmax (previously Ferreteria Los Angeles) has become a popular “go-to” place when you need something for the house or yard. It is conveniently located in barrio Los Angeles, between the ESPA high school and Romero’s Supermarket, and there is always parking. The owners and staff are friendly. Jennifer and others speak and write English, which makes life easier if you are still learning Spanish. Sometimes the English word used for an item is unfamiliar to them. So write the word on paper or pull it up on your cell phone. They look it up on the computer; find a picture, and within seconds, you will have the item in hand.
In the five years that they have been in business, they have amassed a large inventory. It is always a surprise to see the amount of merchandise they keep behind the counter. It ranges from their specialty of building materials, to paint, sand, wheelbarrows ~ even bicycle parts and superglue! If they don’t have the item you want, they will order it for you.
Although the name has changed, it is still owned by the same family who originally opened the store.
They also make deliveries, with free deliveries within a certain radius from the store. They are open six days a week from 7:30 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from 7:30 to 3:00 pm. Give them a visit. They will take good care of you.
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