Ace Hardware Clearance Sale Lets HobbyTown USA Move In | WJHL
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – After 30 years in the same location on North Roan Street, Ace Hardware is officially closing its doors. Store management spent the weekend sending shoppers off with a clearance sale.
Prices for remaining Ace Hardware tools and parts have been reduced so that Barrett can make way for what the space will soon become – a HobbyTown USA.
“It’s exciting for us, for HobbyTown I think, because we’ll be in a really good location with great parking and a bigger store with more facilities like for example an indoor racetrack, and maybe more than one area of activity”, he mentioned.
Since the former owners of the Ace Hardware business made the decision to retire, building owner Robert Barrett said it was an opportunity to relocate one of his other businesses to a much better location.
“It’s a bigger space and a great location with more visibility and traffic volume,” Barrett said.
Once Ace Hardware’s remaining inventory is moved out of the building, Barrett says the store will be renovated from floor to ceiling. He hopes it will be ready for buyers again in August.
“After we clear out the inventory and liquidate all of that, we’ll start revamping the facilities,” he said. “We’re going to start working on the ceiling and the floor and maybe open up a wall to make it easier to get in.”
Barrett said shoppers can follow HobbyTown USA on Facebook for more information as the store moves to its new location.