Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
Builder’s Mart owner Bruno Dubeau (right) helps customer Bob Wright find a specific washer he needs for a project.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
There has been a hardware store at 300 N. Ventura Ave. in Oak View since 1960. In a couple of months that will likely change.
Oak View's Builders Mart, which has been in business since 1989, will close its doors for good, said owner Bruno Dubeau.
Dubeau has attempted to sell the business to a buyer interested in taking it over as a hardware store since 2007, “but what you want and what you get are two different things,” he said in his distinct French-Canadian accent.