Broadway Hardware has been a community fixture for over 50 years, and Frank McDonald has been the owner and operator for the last 30.

Now, he has a partner. McDonald recently was at a crossroads between his desire to spend more time with family, travel, and enjoy other aspects of life, and the part that the store played in his life – a part he didn’t want to give up.

Terry Currin, a retired agriculture teacher, was at a similar point in his life – looking for a business with an agriculture foundation after his retirement. Their paths crossed, and it was a perfect match.

Currin and McDonald reached an agreement to allow Currin to become a partner in the business starting in January. The agreement allows Currin to learn the business from a true industry expert, and it allows McDonald some time to pursue other interests while remaining involved in the business and relationships he has built over the last 30 years.

“I am excited about Terry coming on board,” said McDonald. “I was always concerned about finding the right person to maintain the customer relationships, and the integrity of our business. Terry has worked beside me the last few months and it is evident he is exactly the right person At the same time, I am excited to continue the success of the business and supporting the people of this fine community.”

Currin, like McDonald, felt it was the perfect opportunity.

“It allows me to be a part of a community business and learn from Frank. I have already experienced the unique environment Frank has built in this business and the importance of continuing that expectation,” he said. “It is also very unusual to get to partner with someone who has this much passion about the job they do daily. I feel blessed for this opportunity. The other thing I have been so impressed with is the staff at Broadway Hardware. They welcomed me immediately, and they are fantastic. I am excited to be part of their team.”