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Westlake Ace Chapel Hill Store Opens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 5, 2021) – The new Westlake Ace Hardware store at 157 Chatham Down Drive in Chapel Hill, N.C. – located in the Chatham Crossing Shopping Center – officially opened for business on Saturday, April 3.

Amy Strang is the general manager of the Westlake Ace Chapel Hill store. She joined Westlake in 2017, and since 2019, has managed the Westlake Ace Hardware location at 802 Semart Dr. in Raleigh, N.C.

Amy likes to cook, take long nature walks with her husband, play cards and board games, and spend time with her stepchildren and grandchildren.

“I look forward to welcoming our new friends and neighbors in Chapel Hill to the new store. We’re thrilled to be part of this community and are excited to deliver the Ace Helpful Promise every day through reliable service, helpful advice, and the products our new neighbors need to preserve and maintain their homes,” she said.

The new 16,800 sq. ft. Westlake Ace store will sell traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. Additionally, the store will feature several “store-in-a-store” concepts and departments:

  • The Garden Center will feature a full range of seasonal live goods, gardening supplies, and other outdoor living products.
  • The Backyard BBQ department will feature a full range of grills and BBQ accessories from such leading brands as Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg.
  • In the Outdoor Power Equipment department, the store will sell a full range of gas-, electric-, and battery-powered blowers, chain saws, mowers, and string trimmers from manufacturers such as EGO, Craftsman, Toro, DeWalt, and Black + Decker.
  • The Tool Department will feature power and hand tools from leading brands like Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman.
  • The Paint Studio will feature a wide range of paints and painting supplies from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home Paint by Joanna Gaines, Clark + Kensington, Purdy, and Kilz.
  • The Pet Department will carry a full line of pet food, pet toys, treats, health and grooming products and pet beds. Featured premium food brands will include Hill’s Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, Taste of the Wild, and Diamond.

Westlake Ace owns and operates 10 other Ace locations in North Carolina – located in Cary, Raleigh, and The Outer Banks.

Interested applicants can visit, search for “Westlake Ace Hardware” and use zip code 27517.

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Headquartered in the Kansas City area, 115-year-old Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 147 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Westlake Ace Hardware, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend Ace Hardware, Westlake Ace Hardware)
Media Contact:

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

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