A former Chase-Pitkin Home and Garden store in Penfield, N.Y., will have a new tenant this spring, according to the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. A True Value store—called Beyond Hardware True Value—will occupy a portion of the building beginning in March.
In October 2005, it was announced that Chase-Pitkin, a chain of 14 garden centers in the Rochester area, was closing its stores. Wegmans, the Rochester-based food store chain and parent company of Chase-Pitkin, cited big box competition as the reason for the closings.
Beyond Hardware True Value will occupy 21,000 square feet of the 47,000-square-foot building, including 3,000 square feet of outdoor space. Owners Matt Shapiro and Jim Marsh believe the area has a void when it comes to smaller home improvement stores. Shapiro said if the store is successful, they plan to open five to seven more stores in the Monroe County area in as many years.