Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Village Ace moving

by Joe Warner

October 11, 2012

The City of Grosse Pointe will lose another fixture when Village Ace Hardware moves soon after the holiday season. Work is under way at the Lochmoor dealership site along Mack, and Village Ace will open its doors to business there Jan. 28, 2013. “We’ll be in the Village until closing on Jan. 27,” said Mark Elmer, whose family has been in the hardware business for more than 25 years. “We’ll expand some of what we offer. We’ll also have tons of free parking.” Elmer said he’s excited about the opportunities the new location will offer. “We have a relationship with one of the principals from the McDonald’s on Mack and we look to partner with dealerships and other businesses along Mack, while staying committed to the Grosse Pointes,” Elmer said. “We’re not looking to reduce our footprint here, but really expand it.” Elmer, who purchased the store in March 2007, also owns stores in Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Clarkston and St. Clair Shores. The new store will be between 22,000 and 23,000 square feet. “It’s a great location and we’ll be in control of our own destiny,” Elmer said. “It will be accessible to all the Pointes. We’re very excited.”