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Aubuchon Hardware opens new store

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Aubuchon Hardware, which recently announced the closure of two Vermont stores, announced the grand opening of a new location in Ridge, N.H. 

The social media savvy company announced the opening ceremony this morning via its Facebook page, inviting people to attend the 10 a.m. chain-cutting today.

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Aubuchon Hardware closes two stores

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Aubuchon Hardware was forced to close two of its stores in Northern Vermont on Jan. 18 because of declining sales, according to an article in the Burlington Free Press

Employees at the Essex Center and Enosburg Falls locations were notified by e-mail on Tuesday at noon, according to an assistant  store manager. The company issued a press release saying the closings were made with "much regret."

The Essex Center store had been opened for 39 years, and Enosburg Falls location was in business for 45 years, according to the newspaper. 

Founded in 1908, Aubuchon Hardware operates more than 120 stores throughout New England and upstate New York. 

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Colorado hardware store features free coffee, friendly cat

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Colorado’s oldest Ace dealer, Offen Ace Hardware in Greeley, features all the wares of a typical hardware store — from nuts and bolts to friendly service — but also offers customers free coffee and a chance to pet Miss Kitty, according to the Greeley Tribune.

The Greeley store offers customers hard-to-find parts for their older homes.

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