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Louisville Hardware store forced to close

BY HBSDealer Staff

H&S Ace Hardware, an 80-year-old hardware store in Louisville, Ky., closed last month under pressure from its creditors, according to an article in the Courier-Journal.

Store manager Dave Phelps told the newspaper that the company’s secured creditors ordered that the 135,000-sq.-ft. store be shuttered.

The property is already listed by a commercial real estate broker for $2.2 million.

Harry Sosowsky started the business in 1929, naming it H&S for himself and his son Stanley, who started working for him full time after returning from World War II.

After numerous additions, the building grew to 135,000 sq. ft. on the 7.5-acre site.

Over the years, H&S diversified its inventory by selling above-ground pools, starting in 1975, and in the 1990s, adding patio furniture.

At its peak 10 years ago, H&S operated three area stores. The Jeffersontown location was later converted into a flea market, and a second unit was converted into other retail space.

In recent years, H&S was operated by Sosowsky’s son-in-law, David Snow. Snow died of cancer last year, according to the news report.

Sosowsky, who died at age 84 in November, told The Courier-Journal in 2002 that he still enjoyed working in the Preston store with his wife, Rose.

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Michigan store sells hearts for foundation

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Wes Leonard Heart Foundation honors the life of a local high school athlete. Dickinson True Value in Fennville, Mich., is lending a hand, helping to raise money throughout the month of March.

The store is displaying in its windows hearts purchased by customers for $1 each, according to an article in the Holland Sentinel. The money will go toward the purchase of external defibrillators in Michigan schools, according to the article.

Wes Leonard was a star high school basketball player who died of a heart attack after scoring a winning basket in a game in March 2011.

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Walking the aisles

BY Ken Clark

A first-time visitor to Fuller’s Home & Hardware might need a few minutes to take it all in. But then, he might spend the better part of an afternoon exploring the offerings.

The family owned and operated Ace dealer in Hinsdale, Ill., has carved a memorable niche in this Chicago suburb with a two-story approach to home improvement. On the ground floor is the classic hardware store. Upstairs is the upscale “The Second Floor,” described as “the hardware store for cooks and more.” In his online note to customers, owner Doug Fuller describes the upstairs wares as “the most beautiful tableware gifts and kitchen goods.” A demonstration kitchen is part of the attraction.

The Fuller family took over the building from a more conventional hardware store in 2003. “We revamped the whole store — a nine-month process that completely changed the inside,” said Luke Fuller Goss.

Adding to the adventure, the Fullers converted an adjacent gas station into their extremely kid-friendly Dips and Dogs restaurant.

“Fuller’s has created a unique business with a lot of housewares and unique offerings,” said John Surane, Ace’s VP merchandising. “It’s anything but cookie cutter.” 

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