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05/17/2021

Westlake opens 150th, plans 151st

A milestone in St. Louis, and a new store in Kansas City.
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Westlake Ace Hardware opened its fourth St. Louis area store, and its 150th overall at 915 Jungermann Road in St. Peters, Mo. The store officially opened for business Friday, May 14.

Rena Payne, a 20-year retail veteran, is manager of the store. In addition to traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, the new St. Peters store will feature:

• The Backyard BBQ department will house an extensive offering of grills and BBQ accessories from leading brands;
• The Paint Studio will feature a wide range of paints and painting supplies from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, Clark + Kensington, Purdy, and Kilz;
• The Outdoor Power Equipment department will sell a full range of gas-, electric-, and battery-powered blowers, chain saws, mowers, and string trimmers from manufacturers such as STIHL, EGO, Craftsman, Toro, DeWalt, and Black + Decker; and
• The Tool Department will feature power and hand tools from leading brands like Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman. 

On top of its milestone, Westlake signed an agreement to build a new store in Liberty, Mo. – joining 23 other locations Westlake Ace currently operates in the Kansas City area.

The new 15,000 sq. ft. store will be built in the Highland Plaza Shopping Center, located on the northwest corner of I-35 and Highway 291. Currently the shopping center is home to a Price Chopper grocery store and such eating establishments as Red Door Grill, Zaxby’s, and Dairy Queen. Construction will begin late 2021 with an opening planned for summer 2022. 

When open, the Westlake Ace store will sell traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. It will also feature several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts.