We make over 5000 keys per year at Connelly’s. We have the ability to cut most keys, including the ones that say “DO NOT DUPLICATE”.
Simply bring in a paint chip bigger than a quarter, or an old can of paint that isn’t labeled and we can match it so the naked eye won’t be able to tell the difference.
We have room darkening and light filtering window shades that we cut to order. Simply come in with the size you are looking for, and we’ll cut them right away.
We cut single strength window glass, and we use Lexan instead instead of plexiglass because it is stronger and less cloudy to see through.
We rent carpet cleaning machines, drills, post hole diggers, spreaders, rollers, bolt cutters, power washers, and more.
We fix most screens and windows in house. We also have a partnership with Newton Glass that allows us to repair or build almost any window or screen.
In 1951 a young Brookline couple, John and Irene Connelly, bought Carlo Hardware and changed the name to Connelly Hardware. For the next 45 years, they worked to make Connelly’s become an integral part of the community. Both John and Irene were born and raised in Brookline, went to Brookline High School, and were much beloved. They worked very hard to make Connelly’s what it is today, the oldest retail store in Brookline and a fixture in the charitable and business community. In 1996, John and Irene were ready to retire and sold the store to their daughter Kathy (Connelly) Kenney. Kathy started working at Connelly’s in the mid-1980’s and is still working there today. Her son Brendan, who worked in the store as a teenager in the 1980’s, now manages the store as well.