University Housewares is a trusted source for quality home goods, including a vast array of kitchen products, bedroom & bathroom accessories, storage & organizational products, hardware, lighting, and travel products. Our flagship store is located in the heart of New York’s Morningside Heights—directly across from Columbia University, where we have served the needs of the Upper West Side community since 1938. Through www.UniversityHousewares.com we now serve the home goods needs of consumers nationwide. As for Dorm room essentials and supplies, we are an industry leader.
University Housewares started as Columbia Hardware in 1938. This store, which now goes by University Hardware, still occupies its original space at 2905 Broadway (Between 113th & 114th). In 2004, we expanded to a second location at 2901 Broadway (At 113th) under the University Housewares name.
With a loyal customer base and a top selection of home goods, we launched our website in late 2012. As with our physical stores, UniversityHousewares.com prides itself on superior service, as evidenced by this typical FIVE STAR REVIEW OF OUR STORE FROM YELP
I love this place. This is an old fashioned mom and pop type store, but with all the little kitchen and household stuffs you need. It may be cheaper to get big things at Amazon, but I like how the fellow at the register will demonstrate how something works and if he likes it or not.
They have a good returns policy too. I like walking into the store and one of the guys says "whaddya need, good morning" and you tell him you want the thing-a-ma-jig that holds special things for making eggs/toast/juice/zesting/holding stuff...and then he goes and finds you the stuff...and you look at it and talk about it and then you go to the counter and pay...
This is a pleasant so "non-big box" store shopping experience. Quite a relief from hunting in Home-Sherpa Depot or Turgid Target with monosyllabic unhappy zombie clerks. The people at Columbia Housewares actually know what they are talking about.
Imagine that. The guys are so friendly! They also have a great selection of shower curtains. Plus all the stuff you forgot for the dinner party hosting.
And the service we extend to our store customers carries over to our website customers. Have you ever tried to reach a real person at Amazon? If so, you’ve surely been frustrated and disappointed. At http://www.universityhousewares.com you can call, email or contacts us anytime…which is why customers respond to us with emails like this….
I just received the Bundt pan I ordered! I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but, soon! The hand written note on the packing slip made my day! Thank you! And yes I plan to shop with you again! I have to say I was really surprised at how fast it came! Ordered on 3-6 and arrived on 3-8! WTG!!
Thank you so much for your incredibly prompt clarification of my order's status! Your professional demeanor and diligence are so truly appreciated. I hope to be thoroughly satisfied with my merchandise and to become a repeat customer of University Housewares.
So, we are most definitely not a “Big Box” store or an impersonal Amazon, but amazingly, our website prices are generally at or BELOW Amazon prices. And if you cannot not find what you need on our website, don’t fret. Just give us a call. With relationships with over 100 manufacturers and distributors, we can most likely find what you are seeking.