Recently, Hardware Retailing, the official publication of the North American Retail Hardware Association, published a story about using your store’s exterior to draw customers in to shop and learn more. Blue Island’s own Jebens Hardware was featured in the article for their signature holiday window displays:

The article reads:

“Festive window decorations have become one of the traditions at Jeben’s Hardware in Blue Island, Illinois. Sometimes, they make the difference between someone stopping to come in or just walking by. Employee Judy Tuma blends the old and the new to create her seasonal displays, drawing on props such as an adult-sized rocking horse or an antique motorcycle. ‘Whatever we might have that is part of our window display, it’s likely to bring people into the store,’ she says. ‘People love seeing the antiques in the window. It’s a way to get people to notice our store even during those hours we’re not open. They often come back just to learn more about us.'”