Friday, January 25, 2013
The popular North Decatur store was featured in The Huffington Post this week.
North Decatur's popular Intown Ace Hardware received some national press this week in The Huffington Post. Among the highlights are store owner Dave Jones' thoughts on the incoming Walmart in Suburban Plaza. From the story: "They are the 800-pound gorilla and I am a little flea, and they don't care," he added. "We will continue to expand into areas to attract customers who are not Walmart shoppers." Already Jones is thinking of ways to out-maneuver the giant retailer when it likely opens next year. Jones said his strategy will not be to compete on the prices of basic goods, like a bag of fertilizer or storage containers. Instead, he said, he'll offer niche products. If Walmart offers basil, for example, Jones pointed out that he offers 10 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ace Hardware has released a video about the Decatur store, voted one of the coolest in the chain.
Ace Hardware has released a video about the Intown Ace store on Scott Boulevard, which the chain calls one of its "coolest" stores. Store co-owners Dave Jones and Tony Powers have big speaking parts and several customers are interviewed. Jones and Powers found out two months ago that their store was considered cool.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
"If the proposed Walmart Supercenter is built, is this the type of relationship we should expect going forward, one in which Walmart makes conciliatory statements about its plans and then blithely changes its mind?"
Sunday, April 29, 2012
You recently published an article on Michelle Hiskey's Saporta Report profile of Intown Ace Hardware and its approach to potential challenges faced by the proposed Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza. Thanks for your continuing coverage of this important community issue. Included in Hiskey's article was a clarifying note from Walmart's director of community and media relations, William C. "Bill" Wertz. Here's the note from Hiskey: After this story was published, Wal-Mart's Director of Community & Media Relations, William C. "Bill" Wertz, notified me of this correction: "There will be a garden center in our new store. It was overlooked in some preliminary discussions with the community, but we corrected that back in October of 2011. The…