It’s a grand thing, having an ACE Hardware store downvalley
Gypsum Eagle hardware store to ring in grand opening with free food, prizes on Saturday
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Gypsum Eagle ACE Hardware Grand Opening
When: Saturday, April 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 220 Cooley Mesa Road, just south of Costco
Details: Food, deals and family fun. Sign up for door prizes and shop special sales.
GYPSUM — Ever since the doors opened in late January, downvalley residents have celebrated how grand it is to have an ACE Hardware store in the area.
This weekend, however, that celebration will be formally grand — as in the official grand o
As always, the store will open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, but the day will commence with a series of special events.
Come for the free eats
Gypsum Eagle ACE owners are siblings Kay Carthy and Chuck Quenon. On Saturday, they will welcome chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary in Denver, as a working guest. Morse has a line of seasonings sold at area ACE stores.
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“He will be there between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and he will be grilling and handing out sider sandwiches to our customers,” said Carthy. “He is going to be a busy guy.”
Carthy and Quenon also plan to have other honored guests on hand Saturday. At 10 a.m. there will be a special chain-cutting ceremony, because a ribbon-cutting just didn’t seem appropriate for a hardware store. The ACE sibling owners plan to have their parents — Max and Arlene Quenon, the former lumber yard/hardware store owners in Eagle — do the honors.
Carthy said there will be something for everyone at Saturday’s celebration. There will be a bounce house for kids to enjoy and the store will have $5 coupons and complimentary shopping totes for customers. ACE rewards cardholders can sign up for door prizes that include a Webber grill, a Yeti cooler, a Stihl chainsaw
Since opening its doors in January, Carthy said the ACE store has been seeing more and more business every day. That’s especially true on the weekends.
“A lot of people around here are weekend do-it-yourselfers. They say they are happy to have the store open so they can get what they need,” Carthy said.
That happiness is mutual.
“We are really happy with the community support we have received,” Carthy said. “We are really excited to be open and doing business here, serving the community.”
To learn more about the grand opening celebration and other store information, visit the Gypsum Eagle ACE Hardware Facebook page.
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