There have been a couple of times when we headed to Dayton and wound up going to Mendelson's instead . Once we loaded up at Mendelson's we went to lunch and headed back home . Those were a couple of the best Dayton trips lately .
Mendelson's is open year round and they keep the place in good shape . Parking is close and free , the buyer's cars are in the parking lot , not the sales area , functional restrooms and the inside is very clean . No smoke from smoldering scrap wood burning rotting hog flesh and no raw sewage . You can go inside for free . Best part is you don't have to deal with D.A.R.A. .
A great old-format surplus store. Most things not priced. The Wire Department was most impressive. Rows dedicated to each AWG size.
I'll be going back to Dayton to visit our daughter and her family. One time to the Hamfest was good enough for me, but many more visits to Mendelson's are definitely on the agenda. Then-again, I'm an old parts-junkie.