Westlake Ace Opens 24th Kansas City-Area Store
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 19, 2022) – The new Westlake Ace Hardware store at 11200 Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, will hold a ceremonial “board cutting” and other grand opening celebrations July 23-24. The store is Westlake Ace’s 24th location in the Kansas City metro area.
Peter Jones has been named general manager of the new Overland Park store. Jones joined Westlake Ace in 2012 as a part-time sales associate in the retail hardware chain’s Topeka, Kan. store – where he was eventually promoted to assistant store manager.
Jones said, “I started working in retail home improvement in 1989 and have not been able to shake the fun and excitement of it for over 30 years. The people, the products, and the presentation provide me great opportunities to showcase what I have learned.” He added that his favorite department is Backyard BBQ because “food makes people happy.” In his free time, Jones likes to fish, tend to his aquariums, do woodworking, and practice yoga.
“Board Cutting” and Grand Opening Celebrations
A ceremonial board cutting by Westlake Ace leadership and Overland Park officials will be held at the new 23,000 square foot store at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 21.
A “20% Off Grand Opening Celebration Sale” will be held July 23-24. On Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., a grand opening celebration event will include grill demonstrations, prize drawings, free kids’ activities, and an ice cream truck.
In addition to offering such services as key cutting and automotive key fob replacement, propane tank exchange, knife sharpening, and screen repair, the new Westlake Ace store sells lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. The location also features 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
- Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg grills and accessories
- Scotts lawn care products
- Solo Stove firepits
- Yeti coolers, drinkware, and accessories
Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)