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Ace store finds temporary home after fire

BY Brae Canlen

An Ace Hardware outside Redding, Calif., is reopening after a fire caused by a child playing with a lighter damaged the store, according to an article in the Record Searchlight.

Ace Hardware Express store in Shasta Lake, Calif., suffered fire, water and smoke damage from a Sept. 28 fire that destroyed an adjoining apartment. The fire was caused by a four-year-old boy playing with a lighter, the newspaper reported.

The Ace owners, who own two other stores, plan to move to the former Elegant Home Furnishings by Dec. 1. Although the new site is considered temporary, no plans have been laid for a more permanent home, according to the article.

Ace Hardware Express was the only hardware store in Shasta Lake.

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In Hawaii, City Mill names new chief merchant

BY HBSDealer Staff

Honolulu-based City Mill Company named Ron De Leon as general merchandising manager, responsible for all merchandise sold at the eight-store home improvement company.

De Leon is a former merchant at All American Home Center in California. 

“We are very happy to have Ron join the City Mill family," said Steven Ai, City Mill president and CEO, describing De Leon with the terms "high energy, strong experience and deep knowledge." De Leon will be part of the senior management team overseeing all aspects of the merchandising department and will be responsible for planning, implementing and directing all merchandising policies and programs within City Mill.  

City Mill Co. is a 112-year-old Hawaii-based company that was founded as a rice and lumber mill.

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National Ace Hardware location closing

BY HBSDealer Staff

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

A developer recently bought the building from National and plans to open a Dollar Tree in the 14,000-sq.-ft. space.

All nine employees of the store have been offered jobs at National’s other two stores.

The location wasn’t doing as well as the other larger stores, according to co-owner Bill Rotter.

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