Ace Hardware opens new South Lake Tahoe retail store
After nine months of serving commercial and industrial customers from their warehouse facility on James Avenue, Ace Hardware has opened a new retail location at 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd., at the corner of Tata Lane, in South Lake Tahoe.
Kragen Auto formerly occupied Ace’s new location. The 6,000 square-foot store was gutted and the interior was completely renovated with the assistance of Ace store planners from Sacramento. Its modern fixtures with full shelves, bright lighting, and colorful, informative signs distinguish the new store design.
“We are pleased to welcome Ace Hardware of South Lake Tahoe as a part of the Ace team, which includes more than 5,100 independent retailers worldwide,” said Ace Hardware president and CEO David F. Hodnik. “For the past 77 years, consumers have associated Ace as ‘the place with the helpful hardware folks.’ I’m confident that Ace Hardware of South Lake Tahoe will continue that tradition of helpful service and exceed the expectations of all of the residents of South Lake Tahoe well into the 21st century.”
“The opening of the our retail location in South Lake Tahoe signifies our dedication to better serve our commercial customers and to offer South Lake Tahoe residents an opportunity to shop at a place they can trust and with a name they know,” said Michael Paul, president and CEO of Tri-State Building Materials, Inc., the parent company of Ace Hardware of South Lake Tahoe.
The store in South Lake Tahoe is the third opened by the family-based corporation, and the first to be opened in California. Other stores are located in Bullhead City, Ariz..
“Your new Ace store has access to more than 60,000 items through each of Ace’s 16 retail support centers in the United States,” Paul continued. “What that means for South Lake Tahoe area shoppers is access to a variety of quality brand names and Ace Brand merchandise in traditional hardware, paint, tools, plumbing, housewares, lawn and garden and electrical categories.”
Although the store is currently open, grand opening activities are planned for Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, during regular store hours. A business brief published an incorrect date for Ace Hardware’s grand opening planned for the public. A celebration scheduled for July 25 is a private party only.
In addition to free popcorn and balloons, festivities will include a special “20 Percent Off Everything That Fits in the 5-Gallon Bucket” and discounts on merchandise. Shoppers may register for a $250 shopping spree and those who have keys cut over the weekend will receive a free Ace key ring.
“Our mission is to deliver legendary customer service,” said store Manager Tammy Williams. “We want to provide our customers with the ultimate shopping experience and exceed their expectations every time they walk through our doors. We look forward to building strong relationships with our customers and helping with their every home improvement product need.”
Ace Hardware of South Lake Tahoe is open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specialty services include fax service, key cutting, color-paint matching and door and window screening. Helping customers with their do-it-yourself projects and home repairs, in addition to store manager, Tammy Williams, are Helpful Hardware team members: Robert Adkins, Pam Charlton, Ernie Downey, Stan Strausbaugh, Jimmy Van Hoose, and Randy Williams.
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