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 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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Mary Brittain August 11, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Love Tony and al the staff at Intown Ace! Their cool attitude definitely "comes from the top"....Glad to see so much support for our locals...
Linda R August 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM
This is a GREAT store ! Glad they've been recognized !
Decaturette August 11, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Great Decatur business!
cinque axam August 11, 2012 at 09:52 PM
We always have a good time at this store. Love the free popcorn. This is what a neighborhood store is all about.
Ellie August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM
I love ACE Hardware in general and will go to them rather than the big-box retailers. The selection is excellent and the employees are really friendly. We can't let the big-boxes take over.


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