Published : Monday, June 3, 2019 | 11:22 AM
A new Ace Hardware store in South Pasadena, Calif. will officially open in early July 2019. The store is in the former Orchard Supply Hardware location at 452 Fair Oaks Avenue. A grand opening is slated for August 31 – September 2, 2019.
The store is anticipated to eventually employ approximately 50 people from the area. General Manager Carlos Andrade is among the many familiar faces customers will recognize from when the store was Orchard Supply Hardware. “We are thrilled that South Pasadena consumers will once again have a neighborhood hardware store. The store will be beautiful and will feature an exciting blend of familiar and new products,” said Andrade.
Andrade added, “We look forward to being part of the South Pasadena community. Our new and returning customers will see firsthand 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.”
The 32,701 sq. ft. store will sell traditional hardware products such as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies. Additionally, it will feature several “store-in-a-store” concepts and departments:
• The Garden Center will feature a full range of seasonal live goods and gardening supplies, as well as a wide assortment of patio furniture and other outdoor living products.
• The Backyard BBQ department will feature a full range of grills and BBQ accessories from such leading brands as Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg.
• In the Outdoor Power Equipment department, the store 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, and Toro.
• The Tool Shop will feature power and hand tools from leading brands like Milwaukee, DeWalt, Craftsman, and Makita.
• The Paint Studio will feature a wide range of paints and painting supplies from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home, Clark + Kensington, Purdy, and Kilz.
• Pet Supply will carry an extensive array of pet food, toys, grooming products, health supplies, pre-packed and bulk treats. Featured premium brands will include Blue Buffalo, Science Diet, Nutro, Taste of The Wild and Merrick.
• Kitchen Essentials will offer the latest kitchen gadgets and tools, trendy cookware from brands like Starfrit, specialty coffee items from brands including Bodum, eco-friendly bowls and cutting boards from EcoSmart, sparkling water makers and accessories from SodaStream, as well as specialty foods from local companies.
Interested job applicants can view all open positions here. The store is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corporation.
About Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks.