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Oscar's Hardware

2010 marked Oscar's Hardware store's 60th anniversary. The family-owned, 6,500 square-foot store is located at 1515 S. Shelby St., in Louisville.

In a time when big box stores seem to be the norm, Oscar's continues to thrive ... and keep a very loyal following.

Started by Oscar Fussenegger in 1950, the store is now run by his son - Paul Fussenegger. Oscar retired from this business in 1995; he passed away in 2000.

Patrons praise Oscar's for its reliability and customer service.

The original store stood at 632 S. Shelby St., in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood; that store moved to the Crescent Hill neighborhood (on Frankfort Ave.) in 2001.

Paul Fussenegger opened the Schnitzleburg location at 1515 Shelby St. in 1985.

Program 511
Meet tomorrow's stars today at Actors Theatre of Louisville, as we spotlight the apprentice program. Plus, flip through the histories of Louisville's Germantown and Schnitzelburg neighborhoods, visit the celebrated Oscar's Hardware and meet local sports journalist and author Billy Reed. (#511)