Indiana store’s inventory set for auction
An auction to sell off the remaining inventory of Terre Haute, Ind.-based retailer Paitson Bros. Ace Hardware has been set for Dec. 18, according to the Tribune Star.
The store, which closed its doors in July for remediation after a leaky roof caused air quality issues, was in legal dispute with the landlord over who would pay for the repairs. At the time, owner Chuck Procarione said he had hoped to re-open the store, which employed approximately 25 people, after the repairs were made and the dispute was settled.
McGuckin Hardware grows over 50 years
Boulder, Colo.-based hardware retailer McGuckin Hardware has come a long way since Dave Hight took over the business from his father-in-law Bill McGuckin in 1960. The store has grown from doing $165 worth of business per day, to a 60,000-sq.-ft. location with more than 260 employees, according to Colorado’s Channel 9 News.
Today, Dave’s son Barry runs the store, and his grandson Jason also works there.
Aubuchon Hardware reopens location in upstate New York
According to an article in the PostStar.com, Aubuchon Hardware reopened its location in Easton, N.Y.
The new store, at a site that was once a bowling alley, was destroyed by fire in June. Aubuchon has more than 130 stores in New York and New England.