Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thank Goodness For Ace!

Since Telluride is a National Historic District, no fast food chains or franchise stores are allowed, other than Ace Hardware! Other than Ace, the closest large hardware stores are in Montrose in Cortez, well over an hour away. Ace is really good about stocking chairs and tarps for our local festivals, too.

10 comments:

mountain.mama said...

I expected Ace to be a person! We have an Ace hardware store too, great place.

Jacob said...

I've always had good luck with Ace Hardware and the franchise has been around a long time...it's really nice that they stock what the locals need...

Memphis MOJO said...

One time I went to Ace to buy a screw that cost 9 cents. A guy spent 10 minutes helping me find the right size! Ace is the place.

Lois said...

We have Ace Hardware here too! I hope they stay in business, but with Home Depot and Lowe's being so big and the bad economy, it's hard to compete.

Hilda said...

No franchises? No kidding? Wow.

We even have Ace Hardware here! Which I think is silly sometimes because of the dollar remittance associated with international franchises. But I do agree, the convenience of having everything in one store is wonderful.

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Noble said...

Ace is not a franchise. The stores are independent hardware stores. Ace is a wholesale hardware co-op, like True Value.

B SQUARED said...

Ace is the place. I can't believe they can inventory as much as they do.

Memphis MOJO said...

I think one of the ways they compete is with good customer service (although that obviously varies from store to store) like I received (see comment above).

Janie said...

I'm guessing that Ace Hardware has been around so long that it's considered historic itself. I see the exterior fits in very well.