From the archives...
A. Poglia & Irmao was a family-owned hardware store founded by Max Poglia's grandfather in 1937. After operating for over 50 years, it closed when Poglia was a boy... but not before it left a lasting impression. The place had an old-soul, with as much history as there was stuff. It was the simple details that stuck with Max; the festive red and yellow tiles that paved the store floor, the giant glass display cases that overflowed with tools, knives and other oddities, and the sight of his grandfather, pencil in-hand, crunching numbers behind the counter.
Later, when Poglia first moved to the US, he found comfort in the similar, timeless aesthetic of "old-New York," the handful of restaurants, hidden late-night spots and city landmarks that embody the city's old-spirit and evoke memories of simpler days. It was the memory of A. Poglia & Irmao and the infatuation with Old NY, that served as the inspiration and framework for the Poglia brand.