June 26, 2013

On the heels of its successful first season, A Few Cool Hardware Stores will be launching the second installment of its Made in D.C. program, which is expanding to the co-op's four Maryland locations as a separate program called Made in Maryland.

The Ace Hardware dealer initially developed the program in response to demand for locally sourced products. In partnership with Think Local First D.C., owners Marc Friedman and Gina Schaefer beta launched the program in April 2013 to help support the local economy and encourage creative entrepreneurship in the D.C. area.

July 18, 2011

The Ace Hardware store at Tri City Plaza in Largo, Fla., has closed its doors, according to an article in the St. Petersburg Times.

A hand-written sign in the store's front door explains to customers: "After 36 years, we are closing our doors. Thank you for being a part of our lives, and allowing us to be a part of yours."