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Grand Opening Set for Newest Raleigh-Area Westlake Ace Hardware

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 16, 2023) – The newest Raleigh, N.C.-area Westlake Ace Hardware at 1080 North Rogers Lane – in the Edgewater Place shopping area – will host a grand opening event and sale May 18-21. The weekend’s events will also be an opportunity for the community to meet Jair Simmons, the store’s general manager.

The 14,000 sq. ft. store offers popular services such as key cutting and automotive key fob replacement, propane tank exchange, and carpet cleaner rentals. Additionally, the store will feature several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts, selling such brands as:

  • Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman power tools
  • Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paints
  • Stihl, Ego, and Toro outdoor power equipment (including Stihl repair)
  • Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg grills and accessories
  • Scotts lawn care products
  • Solo Stove firepits
  • Yeti coolers and accessories

Jair Simmons began his career with Westlake Ace in August 2020 as operations manager in the retailer’s West LosAngeles,Calif. store. In March 2021, he transferred to North Carolina to help open the Chapel Hill store – where he was eventually promoted to general manager.

A 14-year veteran of the retail industry, Simmons is passionate about spending quality time with his wife, three daughters, and the family dog. When he’s not working, he can be found cooking in the kitchen and being a self-described foodie, working in the yard, and spending time outdoors.

“Board Cutting” and Grand Opening Celebrations

A ceremonial board cutting by Westlake Ace leadership and representatives from the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 18. A light breakfast will be served.

A “20% Off Grand Opening Celebration Sale” will be held May 19-21. On Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., a grand opening celebration event will include grill and outdoor power equipment demonstrations, free prize drawings, a balloon artist and other free kids’ activities, and a food truck with special treats.

Westlake Ace currently owns and operates 12 other stores in North Carolina; six located in the Raleigh- Durham metro area, and six in the Outer Banks.

Media Contact:

Tom Mentzer
Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)
(913) 626-9066

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