Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ace on the Fax

Ace on the ‘Fax 
 
     The past and future have converged in the newest Ace Hardware store now open on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Ace on the ‘Fax opened in a 1947 "recycled" structure that has been abandoned since 2006 – after serving as a grocery store and auto dealership. The building has been renovated to preserve the original Art Deco façade and expose the original roof trusses and wood barrel ceiling.
     Located at 7100 East Colfax, Ace Hardware is housed in a 16,000-square-foot building that sits on 1.1 acres between Poplar and Pontiac streets in the Quebec District. The store is now open to serve the needs of area do-it-yourselfers, and created approximately 20 new full- and part-time jobs.
     “The continued redevelopment of the East Colfax area means many people are either setting up new homes or renovating old ones, and they will find all the products, resources and superior customer service they need at our store,” said Mary Cottrell, owner of Ace on the ‘Fax. “We’re proud to play an integral role in the economic growth of this community and we’re appreciative of the strong support received from the Denver Office of Economic Development and Councilwomen Marcia Johnson and Mary Beth Susman.”
     The Ace project is a key catalyst for the revitalization of East Colfax Avenue, where more than $18 million in new investment is now underway. Ace Hardware also selected Denver as the site of its Fall 2011 Convention, which was held at the Denver Convention Center last October.



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