Comments for: Owner of 145-year-old family-run hardware store in Auburn plans to close in spring 2014

Posted Nov. 08, 2013, at 12:14 p.m.

AUBURN | Robert Hayes figures his family business is behind the walls of most of Lewiston-Auburn’s historic buildings. “The old horsehair plasters, the cements and mortars, they were all coming through J.L. Hayes for the big churches and the mills at some point,” Hayes said. “That’s how we really …

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