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SPRING BRINGS ACE HARDWARE TO DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Urban Lifestyle|November 2008 with 0 Comments

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Downtown Ace HardwareAs we continue to see Downtown San Diego develop and grow, we as residents welcome the addition of retail stores that are currently hard to come by in our Downtown neighborhoods. The addition of Ace Hardware is no exception. The below press release written by Pam Schwartz at Sterling Hardware Group, the operator of the Ace Hardware store, goes into detail on opening date, available products and generally speaks to this exciting addition!
PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Pam Schwartz, Sterling Hardware Group
E: T: 619-234-3344 x128
Ace Hardware Coming to Downtown San Diego
November 18, 2008 – Sterling Hardware Group, a San Diego based independent Ace Hardware retailer, will open an Ace Hardware store in downtown San Diego next spring at The Lofts at 655 Sixth Avenue (a rental complex).

Downtown Ace Hardware will have 7,500 square feet of retail space and will employ about 15 full- and part-time workers. The store will stock approximately 15,000 items plus will be able to special order from an even larger supply of merchandise from the companys warehouse in Arizona.

OliverMcMillan is thrilled to be bringing a hardware store to downtown San Diego, commented John Shaw, Managing Director, Portfolio Management for OliverMcMillan. Sterling Hardware Group, the operator of our new Ace Hardware store, is a locally-owned business and their new store at our mixed-use development at the key corner of 6th Avenue and G Street will be an important addition to the tenant mix serving downtown San Diego.

Pam Schwartz, a principal of Sterling Hardware Group noted, As the downtown residential population has grown during recent years, grocery and drug stores have moved into the market to meet the needs of the residents, but until now there has been a void in the home improvement and housewares retail segments.

The new Downtown Ace Hardware will offer diverse product offerings for:
• Paint, Paint Sundries & Cleaning
• Kitchen and Bath Accessories and Small Appliances
• Home Organization and Storage
• Hand and Power Tools
• Electrical and Lighting
• Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
• Hardware and Fasteners
• Lawn & Garden and Patio Living
• Automotive
• Pet Supplies

Among the name brands Downtown Ace Hardware will carry are Benjamin Moore Paint; housewares products from Cuisinart, Krups, KitchenAid, OXO, Simple Human, Umbra, Dyson and Interdesign; power tools from Makita, DeWalt and Milwaukee Tool; plumbing fixtures from Moen, Delta and Danze and a variety of other premium brands for hardware, lawn and garden and electrical.

The store will have a unique outdoor shopping area for urban Patio Living, a nearly year-round seasonal focus for Downtown Ace Hardware.

Ace Hardware, an 84-year-old company known as “The Helpful Place” has focused in recent years on meeting the needs of urban condominium and apartment dwellers as well as homeowners by opening stores in metro areas. San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, and Seattle are just a few of the markets that have urban oriented neighborhood Ace Hardware stores. San Diego is expected to be the next major success.

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the industry with over 4,600 stores in all 50 states and 60 countries, generating annual retail sales of more than $13 billion.

For more information about Downtown Ace Hardware, contact SterlingHardwareGroup.com. ')}