Stolen handguns recovered by hardware store
Two suspects have been arrested in a hardware store burglary in which several semiautomatic handguns were stolen, according to the Daily Telegram.
The Do it Best Hardware store at 325 Railroad St. was hit early in the morning Friday, when the suspects allegedly forced their way into the back of the store and cut the chain to the security gate protecting the guns, according to the article. All the guns were recovered. Authorities did not say how many guns were involved.
New Jersey store gets serious about outdoors
The Warrenville Paint and Hardware opened a new outdoor display area, where construction supplies have been supplanted by plants and outdoor living merchandise, according to the Warren Patch.
The hardware store will host an official grand opening celebration of the new department May 6-8, featuring foot, giveaways, coupons and product demonstrations.
Warrenville Hardware and Paint’s Grill Zone has also been expanded as part of the store’s makeover.
Price Hardware True Value earns Golden Hammer
Atlanta, Texas-based Price Hardware True Value has been named the 2011 "Tools of the Trade Award" winner by Home Channel News.
The company will accept the award May 11 at the Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show.
Late last year the husband-wife team of John and Carol Price unveiled their 39,000-sq.-ft. store’s upgraded Destination True Value format. The store has a strong female-focus, thanks largely to the Kitchenette — the store-within-the-store housewares department that features cooking classes and a bridal registry.
"Price Hardware True Value is a classic American hardware store that has invested heavily in its business during a tough economy and has found creative ways to serve its local market," said Ken Clark, editor in chief of Home Channel News. "By turning best practices and customer service into business gains, the Prices and their team deserve this recognition."
The Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event will also include the Home Channel Hall of Fame induction of Larry Stone of Lowe’s. For more information about the event, contact Home Channel News.