Founded in 1854 by brothers William, Henry, and Charles Clark. The Clark Brothers’ made bolts, nuts, washers, screws, and rivets over the course of their companies existence. A fire destroyed the Clark plant, office, and warehouse in 1893, but the company rebuilt in Southington, constructing a 100,000-square-foot facility on Canal Street. In the post-World War II era, Clark Brothers faced stiff competition from lower priced goods now available from overseas. Much like the other dozen bolt companies that once operated in Southington alongside the Clarks, the Clark Brothers Bolt Company eventually shut its doors in 1987, after 133 years in operation. As Clark Brothers began preparing to cease operations, office personal sifted through entire store rooms full of materials accumulated by the business over the years. As a way to preserve the company’s legacy and contribute to the historical record of manufacturing in town, Clark Brothers donated records, photographs, and artifacts to the Southington Historical Society. Today, these materials are available for researchers interested in learning more about Southington’s industrial past.
Our new salon home is 4600 square feet of industrial beauty. Exposed beams, cozy brick and expansive skylights make this space the hairstylists dream. Our vibe is "rustic industrial", with lots of space and light for our artists and clients to enjoy.
The Network also doubles as an educational facility for hairstylists, small business owners and entrepreneurs all over the United States
Although the building is absolutely gorgeous, there is more! What really makes this location special are the tenants. 409 Canal street is home to Signature Advertising, a huge gym and the extremely popular and busy Kinsmen Brewery. The building itself has an artsy community vibe that you are sure to fall in love with! We can't wait to meet you and show you around! Visit our ARTISTS page to get your appointment booked!
We will be opening in March of 2019 and are looking for some amazing independent artists to join our community! Please share our info and follow us on Instagram!
409 Canal Street, Plantsville, Connecticut 06479, United States
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