Intown Ace Hardware One of the Chain's 'Coolest' Stores
The Scott Boulevard business is part of the national retailer-owned cooperative.
The Ace Hardware chain has named Intown Ace Hardware in Decatur one of its "coolest stores."'
Five other Ace stores in the 4,600-store chain were named cool this year, said Dave Jones, who co-owns the Scott Boulevard business with Tony Powers.
"We're flattered," Jones said Friday. "We think it's true."
Intown Ace found out Thursday when they received a big cookie in the mail from the home office. The cookie means that Ace stories are not cookie-cutter enterprises, Jones said. The icing spells out "2012 Ace Coolest Store."
According to the Ace corporate webpage, "Ace is the largest retailer-owned cooperative and clear leader in the convenience segment of the hardware industry in terms of wholesale and retail sales and strength of the brand."
Congrats, Intown Ace!
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