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New Market Hardware Company Expands to Botanical Heights H. Meade Summers brokered the lease for 3965 Park Ave.

Meade Summers, Hilliker Corporation president and CEObrokered the lease for 3965 Park Ave.

H. Meade Summers, IIISt. Louis (July 1, 2024)Hilliker Corporation President and CEO, H. Meade Summers, worked with Steve Schneider of New Market Hardware (a long-running, old-school hardware store offering a variety of tools, parts & other goods located in the Central West End) to expand its operations. The company will lease 8,250 sq. ft. of additional space at 3965 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, to house the part of its business that handles overstocks and estate sale items sold through various channels.

New Market Hardware Company Expands to Botanical Heights H Meade Summers brokered the lease for 3965 Park Ave Blog

Schneider stated, “The most important part of business, or even life for that matter, is to deal with people in whom you have complete trust.  This is the level of trust I have with Meade Summers, and by extension, Hilliker Corporation.”

New Market Hardware coined its name from its original location. The business opened in 1914 at 4015 Laclede Avenue in the “new” farmers market (the “old” market being Soulard) complex at Sarah & Laclede. When Prohibition ended, the business moved across the street to larger quarters in the former speakeasy at the southeast corner of Sarah and Laclede. The thriving operation eventually expanded into the adjacent storefront, which once housed Laclede Music, a mecca for hip St Louis music lovers in the 50’s and 60’s. 

Today, New Market Hardware carries everything other hardware stores carry. Customers receive the benefit of its helpful and knowledgeable staff, who are happy to answer any question the customer may have or guide them to the right tool or product for their home improvement needs.

H. Meade Summers III

H. Meade Summers III


Summers is a prominent figure in St. Louis real estate, achieving notable success throughout his career. A native of St. Louis, he graduated with honors from Union College in 1985, following which he embarked on a journey that included both professional accomplishments and athletic endeavors.

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