It's been a long time coming, but East Montgomery County finally has an Ace Hardware. The Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District is pleased to announce they will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for owner Jeff Petersen and J&R's Ace Hardware in Porter on Saturday, June 8.
The store, located at 23678 FM1314, opened its doors in March, but it will officially celebrate June 7-9 with grand opening weekend specials, grilling and equipment demonstrations, and a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on June 8.
Guests who visit J&R's on Friday have the chance to enter a drawing to win a Craftsman 5-drawer cabinet and will receive $5 off any purchase of $25 or more with coupon. On Saturday, the first 200 customers may also receive a free Ace 5-gallon bucket plus 20 percent off everything that fits in the bucket and a chance to register to win a Milwaukee drill and driver or a Weber Spirit e-210 grill. On Sunday, customers get 50 percent off any one regular priced item under $30 and can enter to win a Yeti cooler. Friday's store hours are 8 - 7 p.m.; Saturday's store hours are 8 - 6 p.m., and Sunday's hours are 10 - 6 p.m.
"We're thrilled to finally have an Ace Hardware in our community," said Frank McCrady, EMCID President & CEO. "Jeff Petersen has a great store with unmatched customer service."
J&R's carries items traditionally found in hardware stores such as paint, tools, and equipment but also features more unique items such as grills, fishing equipment, gift items, a garden center and even toys and treats for pets. Toward the front of the store, customers can find a gift shop, Canterbury Lane Gifts, featuring jewelry, handbags, artisan dips, and marinades and dishes and glassware from designers such as Mudpie, Spartina, and Simply Southern T-shirts, among others. The store also offers equipment repair.
Petersen is looking forward to welcoming everyone to the store.
"We encourage our community and everyone to join us for our grand opening and see everything that we have to offer. We can't wait," said Petersen.