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Malibu Hardware and Masonry Supply Opens

The store has a nursery and sells masonry supplies, hardware, garden redwood, items to make planters, building materials, cement, drywall and "a little bit of lumber."

A new Malibu business quietly went into operation Monday morning at the corner of Cross Creek Road and Civic Center Way. Malibu Hardware and Masonry Supply, owned by Malibu resident Dave Anawalt, had a soft opening, and is expected to have a grand opening in the fall.

"We are selling a little hardware, nursery [items], garden redwood, things to make planters out of, building materials, cement, drywall, masonry [supplies] and 'a little bit of lumber.'"

Anawalt said selling masonry supplies is the initial focus because the previous tenant used the property as a masonry yard. 

"Since the previous tenant sold a little bit of lumber, we'll sell a little bit of lumber," Anawalt said. "And if there's demand, we'll bring in more products. The community will dictate what products are required."

He said this would include expanding the lumber operation. Since Malibu Lumber closed in 2005, there has been a demand by many people in Malibu for a new lumber store to open. Among those residents is Dick Van Dyke, who told Malibu Patch the opening of "a nice hardware store" was .

Although Malibu has been without a lumber store for more than six years, it has had a hardware store during this time.  is located in the mall at the corner of Rambla Pacifico and Pacific Coast Highway.

Anawalt said he is excited about opening a store in the city where he lives.

"It's kind of a dream," he said. "I've been trying to get a facility here in Malibu ever since Malibu Lumber left."

Anawalt's family has been in the lumber retail business since 1923, when it opened Anawalt Lumber in West Los Angeles. He attempted to buy Malibu Lumber in 2005. After the city took over the property, Anawalt was one of the bidders to lease the site, but he lost out to a team of Richard Weintraub and Richard Sperber, which eventually opened the Malibu Lumber Yard mall. Anawalt also attempted to lease the nearby city property where Super Care Drugs is located.

The new store sits on a 44,000-square-foot site owned by the Adamson family. Anawalt declined to get into specifics on the lease, but he said he expects to be in business "for the foreseeable future."

"We want to be a part of the community and stay in the community for as long as possible," Anawalt said.

Malibu Hardware and Masonry Supply, located at 3730 Cross Creek Road, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If there is demand for it, the store could eventually open on Sundays. The phone number is 310-456-2772.

Kim Ledoux August 02, 2011 at 12:44 AM
Yay! Wonderful news!Go Dave!So excited for you and for Malibu
J. Flo August 02, 2011 at 01:34 AM
YEE HAW Finally - this is thrilling!! Forget Missoni - now Malibu citizens are excited! :) HARDWARE. Malibu Hardware - great news! Thank you City Council!
margaret hauptman August 02, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Horrah! Welcome! So happy you made this decision! We need you! Margaret & George Hauptman
Maureen Haldeman August 02, 2011 at 01:35 AM
had heard the rumors ... very glad this is now a reality!
Robert Jaye August 02, 2011 at 01:35 AM
Fabulous!!!!
Ria Denver August 02, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Congratulations, Dave. It's about time, right, everyone? I'll be doing my hardware shopping on THIS side of the hill, now. An actual REAL lumberyard!
studioseda August 02, 2011 at 03:32 AM
Congratulations and thank you for being an important part of our community! I look forward to shopping there!
Bette D August 02, 2011 at 03:53 AM
This is fantastic news! It seems like yesterday that I strolled through Malibu Lumber with my kids shopping for cool stuff! Hopefully the first order of business will be to put in a call to Dick Van Dyke and get his shopping list for the new store. He's been such a good spokesperson for all of us!
Rick Metzler August 02, 2011 at 04:08 AM
This is really exciting news and The Pit Malibu will do whatever we can to drive business your way. Please let us know if you have any fliers or anything else that we can put up on our bulletin board at the school to inform everyone. Congratulations !!!
Mike Gardner August 02, 2011 at 04:13 AM
Dave- Thank you for giving Malibu a store we need. I am so happy that I won't have to go to A and B anymore and get ripped off. That place irked me more than any other business in Malibu. You better not try to sell any Gucci hammers or we'll have to get out our farm house replica Ralph Lauren pitchforks and carbon neutral, hemp soy torches and express our feelings .
Steve Hotchkiss August 02, 2011 at 04:30 AM
This is great news. We need this
Susan Stiffelman August 02, 2011 at 06:06 AM
Congratulations and whoopee, David and Anna! How lucky we are to have you! Love and all best wishes--Susan
Hans Laetz August 02, 2011 at 06:39 AM
Excellent! But now it is our turn, my friends. Take Home Depot off the shopping list. Support the local guys.
J. Flo August 02, 2011 at 06:47 AM
100% agree. Locals - we have to shop/eat local to keep our wonderful independent places in business! So we might pay a few dollars more - think of the wear and tear on our cars driving over canyons, gas, oil and time. Shopping local means we put our money back into our own town. It's a win - win. Great point, Hans.
Joan Almond August 02, 2011 at 02:36 PM
This has made my day! Week! Summer! Very exciting news to finally have an excellent family store back in Malibu with a terrific track record. I have been driving to Anawalts in town for years, as its been a favorite of mine. To have a good hardware and nursery (which we need badly too) is a major event for me. Having PATCH everyday while I am up here in Canada really keeps me posted. Thank you and Good Luck. Joan Almond
Steve Woods August 02, 2011 at 03:12 PM
As a local Carpenter , Hip Hip hooray !!!!! From the bottom of my trucks Oil Pan, to its over heated brakes , to my over taxed gas bills ,,, Thank you Dave ,, finally ,, I have alot of clients who be spending money at your new place I think you will be doing alot better than The Malibu $lumber Yard
Katherine Row August 02, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Congratulations Dave! Thanks for sticking with it.
Betty Lucas August 02, 2011 at 04:38 PM
This is great news! Thanks! Hope to shop there often so I don't have go so far for my supplies.
Dru Ann Jacobson August 02, 2011 at 07:41 PM
Great news...a local shop owner back in town...Congradulations Dave, Anna and the Anawalt clan! Fondly, Dru Ann Jacobson and family
Marshall Thompson August 02, 2011 at 09:29 PM
Great news, there is tremendous need. Plus they are creating local jobs. Shop local!
Randee Bieler August 02, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Bravo!! Randee Bieler
J. Flo August 03, 2011 at 12:57 AM
In pure bliss. :) Main water turned off as gardener was trying to fix a sprinkler valve - it broke. 5 minutes to 5:00, gardener has to leave at 5:30. . . Called our new Malibu Hardware - they not only had what he needed but held the store open for us to rush down. Heaven! Thank you Chris at our new Malibu Hardware for waiting - thrilled to have you guys here! Water - back on.
david pool August 04, 2011 at 02:45 AM
Dave thanks for your forward thinking on getting another hardward store in Malibu,Ca.I'm the regional manager for DAP products that you currently carry in all of your stores.We sold a lot of DAP in the old Malibu/Fisher store and we will sell alot of DAP in the new Anawalt Malibu store. I want to thank Edda Malone for all her help on setting up your caulking section in the new Malibu store. All the best to you and the Anawalt family on the new store. David Pool R.M. Dap Inc.
Ron yatteau August 04, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Congratulations on your new store. It’s great to see all the support for your local business from your local community. Support your local hardware stores and support companies that buy goods made in the USA House Hasson Wholesale Hardware Http://www.househasson.com
Gary Bushnell May 15, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Went there to purchase over $400 worth of items for recent move...electrical, security and even plants but before I got started with my shopping I requested they cut a 14 inch rod in half...they guy says to me," well after I cut and CHARGE YOU for the cut then we can look at the rest". Now I was dressed a bit casual but to be spoken to with that GREED and SELF ENTITLEMENT attitude...I did an about face and spent over $600 at home depot, yup needed more then I thought and they said, " we'd feel pretty bad about ourselves and our store if we had to charge for such a cut particularly considering what you spent with us, and we're happy you chose us over the local rip-off in Malibu. Dollar for dollar, I saved even with gas and felt like I had dealt with a real neighbor, and a sincere person. I'll never return to Malibu Hardware again. That big guy in the photo is the one who said it to me. What a creep he came across as and a jerk.

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