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Westlake Ace Hardware to Open 24th Kansas City-Area Store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 17, 2021) – Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it has signed an agreement to build a new store in Liberty, Mo. – joining 23 other locations Westlake Ace currently operates in the Kansas City area.

The new 15,000 sq. ft. store will be built in the Highland Plaza Shopping Center, located on the northwest corner of I-35 and Highway 291. Currently the shopping center is home to a Price Chopper grocery store and such eating establishments as Red Door Grill, Zaxby’s, and Dairy Queen. Construction will begin late 2021 with an opening planned for summer 2022.

When open, the Westlake Ace store will sell traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. It will also feature several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts.

“Liberty is a growing and vibrant community. We are excited to be building a store here and look forward to becoming a valued employer and helpful neighbor,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “The Kansas City metro area is our home, so the opening of a new store here is always a thrill for us. Most importantly, we are eager to show our new customers in Liberty how we live the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and the products they need to get their projects done right.”


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 150 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Livermore, 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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