Ace Hardware in the Works for the Area

One of the more exciting things to be on the horizon in a long time is the prospect of a new hardware store for our area. Details of this project were shared at last night’s Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force by Park View resident, Anne Stom, who is currently in the process to establish Annie’s Hardware in our area.

Stom’s target community would be bounded by Missouri Avenue (north), the Soldiers’ Home/North Capitol (east), Columbia Road (south), and 14th Street (east). While Ace requires a minimum of 5,500 sq. ft. for a store, Stom is shooting for up to 7,500 sq. ft. and hopes to find a location that would include outdoor space for a lawn and garden department.

It is Stom’s intent to create a store that will serve both older and newer residents by becoming a community anchor where people can meet.

The inspiration to establish a hardware store came to Stom as she was fixing up her own home. Based on her own experience and research she believes the store will meet the pent-up demand for a hardware store in the area, especially with the increase in home owners renovating their homes and the community’s home and garden needs being under-served.

No matter how you look at it, this will definitely be a boon to the area!


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4 Comments on “Ace Hardware in the Works for the Area”

  1. Tim Says:

    I agree with this wholeheartedly. It would be great to have a well stocked hardware store in the neighborhood. I regularly trek to Strosniders in Silver Spring or Brookland Hardware. Would go completely local if she opened nearby.

  2. JM Says:

    YES! Even better would be a fully stocked garden store in Petworth/Brightwood (unless there’s one I’m missing?). Maybe some of the space could be used for that…

  3. WarderResident Says:

    This is great news. I love Ace Hardware stores! When I briefly lived in Federal Hill area in Baltimore, one of the best parts of the neighborhood was having the Ace Hardware store within walking distance. It made doing weekend home repairs really easy and I’ve never walked into an Ace Hardware where I didn’t get great service.

  4. caballero Says:

    How about the vacant buildings on Upshur, between Georgia and 13th, across from the the Roosevelt High School football field?

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