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Indianapolis hardware store founder dies

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Robert “Bob” Sullivan, founder of Indianapolis-based Sullivan Hardware & Garden, passed away July 29 at Lake Wawasee, Ind. He was 87.

Sullivan served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War before returning home and founding Sullivan Hardware on East Washington Street in Indianapolis in 1953.

The store moved to its current location on 71st and Keystone in 1963. Sullivan retired from the hardware business in 1989, leaving the store to his son Pat, who currently serves as vice chairman on the board of directors for Do it Best Corp.

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Norman Ace stores to close

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Norman Ace Hardware has announced that by the end of August both of its Norman, Okla., locations will be shuttered, according to the Norman Transcript.

Co-owner Bill Stone said the company’s decision to expand in early 2008 by opening a location in Blanchard was ill-conceived given the economy’s contraction.

The company continues to operate its Blanchard and Purcell locations.

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Indiana store hobbled by roof woes

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Paitson Bros. Ace Hardware of Terre Haute, Ind., closed its doors July 19 for remediation after a leaky roof caused air quality concerns, according to an article from the Terre Haute TribStar.

Store owner Chuck Procarione said he hopes the closing is only temporary. The roof had been leaking for about 18 months, and Ace is currently in a legal dispute with the landlord, Sandor Development Co., over the water damage from the leaky roof, according to the article. Both parties believe the other should pay to repair the damage.

Approximately 25 employees were affected by the closure, the article said.

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