The world of hardware is
There are those who consider nothing quite so dull as an
in-depth discussion about nuts, bolts, screws and washers. Or
a which-is-better chat about hammers, screwdrivers and the ever-popular socket
Until you need the right one, that is.
Andy Carlson is doing his part to make the
world of tools, building materials and home improvement projects an easier
place to navigate. The owner of Ace Alameda Station, 417 S. Broadway since
it opened in 2006, Carlson recently negotiated the purchase of the Cherry Creek
Ace Hardware, at Florida Ave. and S. Holly St.
The former software marketing executive
turned home improvement guru is investing over $100,000 beefing up the existing
inventory at his new location by some 30 percent, as well as doubling the size
of the Garden Center.
Hopefully you’ve gotten your Profile
early this month, and will be able to show off your backyard culinary chops in
the annual Grill Your Ace Off grilling competition, to be held on Sat.,
June 9. Grill Your Ace Off is the brainchild of Carlson’s staff, which
came up with the idea four years ago as a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of
Colorado. The first Grill Your Ace Off was a single-store event at the
Alameda Station store, and since then has grown into an annual celebration at
stores across Colorado – it’s expected to raise more than $10,000 this
of Carlson’s Ace locations are open Mon.-Sat., 8a.m.–8p.m.; Sun.,
9a.m.-6p.m. Visit acealamedastation.com or
call Ace Alameda Station at 303-733-3200. For details on Cherry Creek Ace
Hardware, call 303- 691-3435 or visit acecherrycreek.com.