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Henry and Sue Nesmith, owners of Los Altos True Value Hardware at 441 First St., have decided to close the decorative plumbing section of their store and expand the hardware side.

The Nesmiths are closing the showroom because of overwhelming customer requests to expand the hardware section. The change should take place over the next month, they said.

For the past 20 years, Los Altos Hardware has shared space with the Decorative Plumbing showroom. Marci Skinner, manager of the showroom, will move to Belmont Hardware in Belmont to oversee a new showroom.

Peet’s Coffee and Tea, 367 State St., has installed new composting and recycling receptacles. The new setup allows customers to separate garbage for composting, recycling or the landfill.

That’s good news to Brooke Ray Smith of Passerelle Investments, property owner for the Peet’s building. “One of my projects at work is improving tenant sustainability,” she said, “and a first step is facilitating composting and recycling, now that Mission Trail (Los Altos’ recycling and waste collector) allows just about everything to be recycled or composted.”

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