On Feb. 1, Ace Hardware in Noblesville opened its doors at 603 Westfield Rd., leaving behind its former location at 130 Logan St. Alison Deary, who owns the store with her husband, Pat, said the new location is approximately one-third the size of the former building but has 90 percent of the merchandise of the old store.
“The 10 percent is not merchandise anybody is going to miss,” she said. “The most important thing is (the merchandise) is still here.”
To continue to provide the same merchandise, Deary said the isles are a little narrower than before and the new store is not separated with a middle isle.
“It looks bigger. The only difference is it’s not
two-sided. The customers seem happy with it,”
Deary said the new location will allow Ace to provide the same services customers are used to with one exception. Deary said small engine repair is not available because of space. The store has currently started the bid process to begin work on its 20-by-60 foot garden center behind the store, which will include a propane filling station.
“We have all the things a full size hardware store needs,” Deary said.
The locally owned and operated store has extended it paint options and is providing free samples of Clark and Kensington Paint and Primer all in one each Saturday in March.
Deary added the new location is also a positive because the store is located off Ind. 32 and is more visible to motorists.
Ace Hardware in Noblesville is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store can be contacted at 770-5223.