Regulations deter rebuilding for Nebraska dealer

Louisville Ace Hardware, a Nebraska dealer that closed after a fire destroyed the store, has decided not to reopen due to the costs imposed by various government regulations.

In a letter published by The Plattsmouth Journal, owners Larry and Maureen Gulizia cited increased flood plain levels that require a severely elevated building; the American Disabilities Act’s stringent guidelines; and the state of Nebraska’s new Energy Initiative as factors that will add additional costs to construction.  

Larry Gulizia has begun working for the city of Louisville and Maureen Gulizia has taken a position with Westlake Ace Hardware as a paint department specialist, the letter said.

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