January 9, 2012

According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the number of independent hardware stores in Milwaukee has shrunk 50% since the mid-1990s. 

The article quotes Doug Mamayek, owner of Mamayek's Hardware, which is one of several recent hardware stores in the area to close. "We haven't been profitable probably for almost 10 years now," he told the newspaper.

October 19, 2011

National Ace Hardware is closing its store at 3555 S. Howell Ave in Milwaukee, according to an article in the Journal Sentinel.

March 7, 2011

Ace Hardware in Oak Creek, Wis., has teamed with a local elementary school and a national charity to find shoes for the needy, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes. The hardware store is collecting gently used shoes, as is the nearby school.