Fergie's was closed in Portsmouth. A guy whose name I've forgotten (sorry!) saw me taking this photo and said that Fergie's was quite a busy place back in the day. He, the guy, not Fergie, was pleased to see a tourist taking an interest in Portsmouth.
I learned of a couple of good places to eat. One was the brewpub that I've got my back against while taking this picture. He also suggested I check out the murals as well as the old hardware store on Market St. That's where I had parked and the hardware store did look intriguing.
In fact, I had a hunch when I first saw the hardware store, which, being on Market Street, was non-confusingly named Market Street Hardware. "That place" I said to myself, "has inventory from the 1970s still on sale." The civic booster guy said they had an impressive model train collection. I didn't see the model trains but on the second floor there were toys and games for sale that were at least thirty years old.