Grocery expansion signals end to Dorn downtown

As Capitol Centre Market readies for a $2 million expansion downtown, the 2,700 square feet it will gain signals the end of Madison’s only downtown hardware store, Dorn True Value Hardware at 127 N. Broom St.

The grocery is expanding into what was Dorn’s space to better accommodate a growing population downtown.

Meanwhile, Tom Dorn, president of the local hardware chain, said he couldn’t find suitable space elsewhere, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The Broom Street hardware store opened in the early 1980s and will close on Feb. 16. Capitol Centre’s expansion will be complete in fall.