After two years of planning, Hartville Hardware opened its doors yesterday with some 245,000 square feet of retail space.
Inside the massive seven-acre facility, customers find a log cabin, a drive-through lumberyard, house facades, and a farm and pet area, an idea house with American-made products.
“We wanted to make a statement, and this is definitely a statement,” said Christa Domer, marketing, in a video at CantonRep.com. “We hope that you are wowed, as most of the people we talk to have been.”
The new Hartville store replaces the company’s former location that had been operating since 1974.