Gecko Hardware Becomes Rooster Home and Hardware
Rooster Home and Hardware will have a grand opening celebration on December 2 and 3 at 10233 Northwest Highway, Suite 409, in Dallas. Sharon Anderson Wright, CEO and president of Half Price Books, has a penchant for hardware and “fixing things,” she says, noting that she’s refurbished tack for her horses and is a crafter who makes jewelry and block cut art prints. She’s a vegetarian and a locavore, too, so she enjoyed the local offerings.
Andrea Ridout, the owner and manager of Gecko, who has owned and run other businesses and hosted a green living radio show for Mother Earth News, was working hard to make it a destination for urban homesteaders, a unique place that was one-part hardware and one-part DIY supplies for the back-to-the-Earth crowd.
In September, Wright bought the store’s assets, along with her sister, a silent investor. Gecko officially became Rooster Home and Hardware and plans are swirling for its re-invention. They plan to bring in experts for backroom classes and offer best-in-class products for all those re-emerging homemaking activities that are captivating millennials and boomers, such as canning, organic gardening, composting, beekeeping and chicken-tending.