Oct 10 2016

Grand Opening Set for New Westlake Ace Hardware in South Overland Park

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Weekend community celebration set for Oct. 14-16

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2016)Westlake Ace Hardware will hold grand opening festivities – including a “board cutting” and family-friendly activities – for its newest location in Overland Park, Kan., Oct. 14-16. With this opening, Lenexa-based Westlake now has 20 stores in the Kansas City metro area.

Located in Stanley Station at 7821 West 151st Street, the 15,500-square-foot store will sell traditional hardware products such as tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing and electric supplies – as well as pet care, outdoor living, and BBQ products. Additionally, it features a large Garden Center and will provide a wide range of seasonal lawn and garden supplies.

Westlake will host vendor demonstrations, provide samples of select products, offer family-fun activities for kids, and give away prizes. A cookout at the store on Saturday and Sunday will benefit The Friends of the Farmstead, a not-for-profit group that raises funds to support programming at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park.

 Any customer who signs up for an Ace Rewards Card during the grand opening (from 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16) will automatically be entered in a drawing for valuable prizes:

  •  Grand Prize: STIHL prize package including a chain saw, blower, backpack, string trimmer and accessories.  ($1,500 total value)
  • Second Prize: Yeti prize package including Colster® rambler, flip hopper cooler, cooler tundra, tumbler rambler, and rambler bottle  ($700 total value)
  • Third Prize: $100 Westlake Ace gift card

The schedule of grand opening weekend festivities includes:

Friday, Oct. 14

  • 7:30 a.m. – Representatives of Westlake’s management team will lead the official grand opening “board cutting” ceremony. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided
  • 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – “Early bird” customers who enter the store will randomly receive a scratch off discount card worth 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent off their purchases

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Radio remote with Sports Radio 810 WHB
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Vendor demos by Big Green Egg, Traeger, FireDisc®, Masterbuilt, and more
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Face painting, games and kettle corn
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – A fundraiser cookout for Friends of the Farmstead (hot dogs, chips and drink with a suggested $2 donation)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Meet and greet session with Toby Tobin
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Sporting KC player appearance (player TBD)

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – A fundraiser cookout for Friends of the Farmstead (hot dogs, chips and drink with a suggested $2 donation)
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Face painting, games, and kettle corn

The Supply Place

With the opening of the new store, Westlake is introducing The Supply Place: a convenient local business resource for local businesses. The Supply Place helps Westlake’s commercial customers save time and money on routine supplies so they can focus on what’s important – running their businesses. During the grand opening, any commercial business customer that fills out an information form at The Supply Place tent will be entered in a drawing for valuable prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Yeti Hopper
  • Second Prize: Hand tool assortment with Craftsman, DeWALT, and Milwaukee.
  • Third Prize:  $100 Westlake Ace gift card and Rejuvenate gift basket

“It’s a significant milestone for us to open our 20th store in the Kansas City area as we continue to grow and expand our brand,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “Our mission is to be ‘The Helpful Place’ and we look forward to serving our Overland Park customers in this new location. We strive to help our customers keep their households running smoothly by providing the highest level of service, products and know-how.”

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 96 neighborhood hardware stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving its 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. For more information about Westlake, please visit www.westlakehardware.com.

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