D.J. Dabenigno, a 28-year-old Medford native, is hoping his business’ relatively new physical space in West Medford will help establish him in the city.
Dabenigno, a locksmith, opened Dabbs Lock as a remote business in 2005. This past February, he opened his first store at 470 High St. in West Medford.
In addition to giving Dabbs Lock some presence in the community, Dabenigno, who has the Massachusetts State House on his list of clients, said the space gives customers a place to reach him, and he’s able to sell products, such as electronic keypad locks.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11-7 p.m., Dabenigno is offering customers one free house key at the store.
Dabenigno, who lives in North Medford, runs the store with his younger brother and two other employees. He graduated from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, before apprenticing and then opening Dabbs.
The store’s hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Dabbs Lock also has 24-hour emergency service at 781-350-5770.