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REPORT: Hardware store honors veterans

Pleasants Hardware of Richmond, Va., steps up for Wreaths Across America

BY HBSDealer Staff

Pleasants Hardware of Richmond, Va., donated more than $15,000 to a charity dedicated to laying wreaths at the graves of veterans.

This time of year when families across America may have an empty seat at the dinner table because someone didn’t make it home,” Pleasants Hardware general manager Darrell Campbell, told ABC 8 News of Richmond, Va. “It was important to us to help get that message out that we can honor those that served and remember those that have fallen.”

[See the report here.]

Pleasants Hardware is a 110-year-old retailer with multiple Virginia locations. It was acquired by Taylor’s Do it Centers of Virginia Beach in early 2016.

According to the report, the wreaths will be placed at Richmond National Cemetery and Arlington National Ceremony Dec. 15.

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Westlake Ace celebrates in Kansas

A board cutting ceremony for the chain’s 123rd store.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The newest Westlake Ace Hardware store, located in Bonner Springs, Kan., features 18,000 square feet of sales floor, an expanded Pet Supply “store-within-a-store” department, and a Hallmark Gold Crown department.

A celebration kicks off  Nov. 2 with a “board cutting” ceremony, followed by Saturday family-friendly activities such as BBQ demonstrations, pet adoptions, face painting, and chances to win Ace Hardware gift cards.

“Westlake has long been part of the Kansas City area, so the opening of an additional store in the metro is particularly exciting for us,” said Joe Jeffries, CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “Becoming part of the Bonner Springs community will allow us to deepen our relationship with customers in the greater Kansas City metro area and show them how we live the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice and products to help customers get their projects done right.”

With nearly 18,000 square feet of sales floor, the store will feature traditional hardware products as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electric supplies and paint — as well as lawn and garden supplies, and BBQ products from Big Green Egg, Masterbuilt, Traeger and Weber.

The Bonner Springs store will include an expanded Pet Supply “store-within-a-store” department that will carry an extensive array of pet food, toys, grooming products, health supplies, pre-packed and bulks treats. Featured premium brands will include Blue Buffalo, Science Diet, Nutro, Taste of The Wild and Merrick.

The Hallmark Gold Crown department will carry plenty of items customers are accustomed to finding in a large stand-alone Gold Crown store, such as gift wrap, greeting cards, Keepsake Ornaments, and home décor items.

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Westlake Ace opens store no. 122

A previously announced Cary, N.C., location will cut the board this weekend.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Westlake Ace Hardware’s newest store in Cary, N.C., will officially open on Friday, Oct. 5 with a “board cutting” ceremony. The grand opening celebration kicks off Saturday, Oct. 6 and will include family-friendly activities, demos from Ace vendors, and chances to win Ace Hardware gift cards.

The opening in Cary marks Westlake’s 122nd location. The 13,300 square-foot store will sell traditional hardware products as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electric supplies, and paint from such brands as Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home Paint by Joanna Gaines. Additionally, the store will feature Stihl outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden supplies, seasonal outdoor living supplies and patio furniture, and BBQ products.

“We are so happy to become part of the Cary community,” said Joe Jeffries, CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “Customers at the new Cary Ace Hardware store will see first-hand how we live the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, advice, and products to help customers get their projects done right.”

As previously reported, the store will also include a Westlake Pet Supplies “store-within-a-store” pet supply department. It will sell an extensive array of pet food, toys, grooming products, health supplies, pre-packed and bulk treats, and other accessories for dogs, cats, and other pets. Featured brands will include Blue Buffalo, Science Diet, Nutro, Taste of The Wild, Merrick, and Kong.

The store is located at 2976 Kildaire Farm Road (in the Hemlock Plaza shopping center). Westlake, the retail division of Ace Hardware Corp., now operates 10 stores in North Carolina,

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