In response to urban renewal and the changing of downtown Stamford, Karp’s opened a second store at 346 Hope Street. Soon after this, the Atlantic Street store was closed, and the business was consolidated at Hope Street. In 1974, Isadore Karp retired. In 1976, Marc Fogel entered the business and in 1977, David Fogel came on board. Through the late seventies and early eighties, Karp’s continued to grow until it outgrew its store. In 1982, Rudy Herz retired but continued on as a part-time consultant.
Spring of 1987 saw the store on the move again. Faced with a lack of room to grow at its current location, Karp’s moved to 633 Hope Street. The change in the store was very exciting. We had one of the largest, most modern and successful hardware stores in Connecticut - a true showplace. In 1999, ServiStar merged with True Value, to form the largest hardware buying co-operative in the world.
In late January of 2002 we moved to our present location in the Glenbrook Shopping Center. The new location enabled us to expand and update our product offering to better meet our customers' needs. In January 2011, Karp’s began our latest renovation. We decided to give our store an update to reflect our customers' changing needs. The world has changed dramatically in the past nine years, and this project allowed us to bring in the most current mix of products, displayed in an easy to shop format.