Hatchet Hardware opens fourth New York store

Andrew Carlo
LBM Editor
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Hatchet Hardware's latest location in Palatine Bridge, N.Y.

Expanding its presence in Upstate New York, Hatchet Hardware has opened the doors to its latest location in Palatine Bridge.

Formerly the location of Dutchtown Ace Hardware, the store is now being branded as Hatchet Hardware of Palatine Bridge.

Owned by the Grosso family, Hatchet Hardware opened its first hardware store in Brunswick, N.Y. within the state’s Capital Region. The dealer expanded in 2016 with the purchase of Pfeil Hardware in Troy. Last year Hatchet expanded again after purchasing Phillips Hardware in Waterford and rebranding the store as Hatchet Hardware of Waterford.

John Macci and Laurel Rowledge opened Dutchtown Ace Hardware in 2007 and have been in the hardware business for 13 years. But they decided to retire in 2020. Hatchet said it was looking to expand again into different regions of New York and Dutchdown turned out to be the perfect match. 

In a prepared statement, Macci and Rowledge said, “We thank the customers for your business and your support. It has been our pleasure to work with you through the years. We are excited for our future and the future for Hatchet Hardware of Palatine Bridge!”. 

“John and Laurel made this process very smooth and made us feel welcomed. We are excited to join the community,” Angelo Grasso said.

Hatchet is an Ace Hardware dealer with all of its locations carrying hardware and home improvement basics, building supplies, and construction tools. Specialty goods sections are uniquely curated by Erika Grasso and Taylor Clement, Hatchet Hardware’s buyer and merchandiser.

The Grasso family said that its goal has always been to break the mold of what an average hardware store is like and hope to continue the tradition with this new location in Palatine Bridge.

“It has always been very exciting and fun for us to learn about and immerse ourselves in the communities when we open up a new shop, but we think that Palatine Bridge is going to be the most exciting because we’ve never been this far west,” Erika Grasso said. “We can’t wait to learn about the area.”