Ace’s place shifts a block

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E & H Ace Hardware finished moving into its new bigger space at 1400 W High St. this month. 

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ORRVILLE  E & H Ace Hardware has moved out of Buehler’s at 1114 W High St., but frequent customers won’t have to look far to find the new location.

The hardware store completed its move last week to a larger freestanding building at 1400 W High St. about a block west of its previous location.

Assistant manager Roger Bowers said he couldn’t be more excited about the new space, which is about 2,000 square feet larger, and he is grateful to all the employees at the store, workers who helped with the move, and community members for their show of support.

“Things are coming into place and the reception we’ve gotten from our customers has been outstanding,” Bowers said last week just a couple of days after the official move and soft opening. “We have a lot more space and a lot more inventory. We’ve expanded our service department and our lawn and garden department.”

After the soft opening last week, a ribbon cutting is coming up during the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce’s coffee connection networking event.

Christopher Buehler, vice president of marketing and strategy for E & H Hardware Group, LLC, said the hardware store is not planning a big grand opening event because many in the community have been aware of the renovation and moving of the store. But customers are invited to check out a barbecue demonstration by the store’s partner, Chef Lisa Pucci Delgado, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 10.

“We are really excited for this new location,” Buehler said in an email. “As we began outgrowing our space in Buehler’s, we started to look for options that could help us grow for the long-term in the Orrville community. Once Dollar General indicated their desires to build a new building, it opened up the possibility that we might be able to make something of the entire building they were going to vacate. The front portion has not seen a tenant in a few decades so we were optimistic that we could bring this area back to life once again.

Read the complete story in the June 23, 2021 edition.

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