My brother and I have been kicking around the Idea of buying a hardware store, maybe a franchise like true value. The problem is, the store would have to support 2 incomes for our families. Naturally, location would have a lot to do with it. Does anyone know how much could be made from a well run small hardware store in a medium sized town in Penn.?? I have over 30yrs exp. as a renovation contractor and I am ready for a change of pace. My brother is an engineer. I think we could have a good bit of fun doing this if we could make a living at it. Any thoughts.