Jan 26 2018

Columbia Westlake Ace Hardware Celebrates Open House to Showcase New Hallmark Gold Crown and Expanded Pet Department

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 26, 2018) – Westlake Ace Hardware will hold a community Open House event on Saturday, February 3 at its location at 1910 West Worley from 10am to 2pm. The event will celebrate the opening of its expanded Westlake Pet Supply pet department as well as a new Hallmark Gold Crown store located within that Westlake Ace Hardware store.

The expanded pet department features over 2,000 square feet of pet food, toys, bedding, and health items, as well as a specially-designed “treat bar” with dog treats available for purchase by the pound.

Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue, a dog rescue group based in Columbia, will be on-site during the event with some of their dogs that are available for adoption. Westlake will also be collecting supplies during the open house event to benefit the group including items such as laundry soap, trash bags, paper towels, puppy food, canned food, and all types of cleaning supplies. The public is invited to bring donations to the store and deposit them in the designated cart inside the store.

During the Open House event, attendees will be able to register to win great prizes, including a basket of Hallmark Valentine’s Day products, a $25 Westlake Ace Hardware gift card, Itty Bitty Barbies collection, a Hallmark home décor item, a basket of assorted dog accessories and a choice of pet beds. A variety of Valentine’s Day food and treats will also be available for customers to enjoy.

“We are thrilled to showcase our new Hallmark Gold Crown Department as well as our newly expanded pet department to our Columbia customers,” said store general manager Rex Neil. “Our Hallmark Gold Crown department will carry plenty of items customers are accustomed to finding in a large stand-alone store including gift wrap, greeting cards, Keepsake Ornaments, and home décor items. The newly expanded pet department features great pet food such as Taste of the Wild, Science Diet, Nutro, and Blue Buffalo, as well as other popular brands. We know our customers will be excited to see the huge variety of items we offer for all kinds of pets. Westlake has always been a pet-friendly business, so be sure to bring your pet into our store when you shop.”


About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 115 neighborhood hardware stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959 and is its largest member, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Being part of the Ace family gives Westlake’s customers access to more than 70,000 products — both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects.

In 2013, Westlake Commercial was created to offer world-class service and a wide array of products to business and trade customers. In addition to free delivery and free in-store charge accounts, Westlake Commercial’s customers have access to more than 800,000 products such as HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, and paint.

Guided by the mission to “make it our business to know your business,” Westlake Commercial is dedicated to finding its customers hard-to-find items, securing large-quantity orders, and offering the most competitive pricing available.

For more information about Westlake, please visit https://www.westlakehardware.com.

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