An Ace Hardware store in Rockford, Ill., will shut down after opening just last year, according to an article in the Rockford Register Star.
The 18,500-square-foot store opened in the summer of 2007 to serve as the anchor store of Riverside Pavilion shopping center, which was bought by Kentucky-based Paul Hemmer Cos. earlier in the year. The Ace store took over the space of a former Eagle Food store that had been vacant since 2000.
Rockford area customers received a mailing from Ace last week announcing a going-out-of-business sale, and store officials confirmed they will stay open until existing inventory is liquidated, the article said. The store employs 10 people.