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It was the last Tuesday in February when the “McGuckin way” became more than a business philosophy.

The dedication of Boulder’s latest thoroughfare drew an afternoon crowd to the northeast corner of McGuckin Hardware, where fans and partners of the 60-year-old institution gathered, amidst a brass soundtrack from the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, to cheer on CU mascot Chip the Buffalo as he undraped a sheet hiding a new green street sign: McGuckin Way.

The new thoroughfare, which feeds into the Village Shopping Center from Canyon, Arapahoe and Folsom streets, was dedicated by Gart Properties, who have managed the McGuckin Hardware property since 2004.

The honorees, McGuckin owners Dave and Dee Hight and their sons Barry and Robb, took turns addressing the group of standing spectators, thanking them for their support throughout the years.

—Steven Wilke