New Ace wows 'em
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The new Ace
Hardware, located in the former Moose building at 521 N. Kickapoo
St., was biggest party in town Wednesday evening. Attendees
speculated that Ace had hit on the ideal combination that attracted
the mostly male population: hardware, food and drink.
The pre-opening event may
have broken a Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce mixer
record too. Director Bobbi Abbott said it was the biggest turnout
she has ever seen for a chamber mixer.
Large crowds coming out for
the private Wednesday evening preview and the official opening at
9 a.m. Thursday seemed to really appreciate the building's
transformation and product offerings. Comments such as, "Oh, this
is really nice!" and the like could be heard everywhere. Abbott
said, "Man, I've died and went to heaven."
The store is clean, bright
and well-organized. Locating products is made easy with great
lighting, wide aisles with product offerings marked overhead and
The store utilizes the full
building. Building materials like concrete and seasonal items are
stored behind the outside pull-up garage doors.
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While the official kickoff
party is over, lots of specials are still being dangled to lure
new patrons. Four-day specials and drawings continue through the
weekend. Circulars full of deals are available at the store.
You'll find all kinds of bargains such as Lucky Eichner did when
she bought AA and AAA batteries in packages of 16 at 99 cents.
Store hours are
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and
Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The phone number is (217) 732-1458
Store manager Will Anderson and George W. Prickwinkle, president,
say, "We're excited be a part of the Lincoln community, and we
intend to serve it well."