The Woodlands Ace Hardware is located at the corner of Kuykendahl and Woodlands Parkway. They have quickly become my favorite hardware store. This is the second time that I have written a post about The Woodlands Ace Hardware. You will find the first one at Ace Hardware in The Woodlands TX!!
We love our Woodlands Ace Hardware and they also love us. This last Saturday The Woodlands Ace Hardware had customer appreciation day. I had went in on Friday to buy a package of Tortilla soup (you heard me right Tortilla soup) and the friendly gal behind the counter let me know that the next day was customer appreciation day and Randy Lemmon from Garden Line would be there for a book signing and to answer our questions. She also told me a clown would be there for the children and the boy scouts would be cooking hot dogs.
I am a big fan of Randy Lemmon so I decided if I could go that I would. We already have an autographed copy of Randy Lemmon's book so I just went for the fun of it. If you have not listened to Garden Line you should check it out on Saturday and Sunday mornings. He is on AM 740 and is on until 10:00 AM. That is a time I am often out showing houses and I have learned so much listening to his program. I FINALLY decided to take his advice and do raised garden beds. We have finished two beds with three more in the planning stages. We used his recommendations from Gulf Coast gardening and the plants in the raised bed are twice the size of the same plants that are not in a raised beds. I was surprised to see him at my local The Woodlands Ace Hardware but found that very cool as I love that store. There was a line circling to the back of the store. It appeared he had sold out all the copies of his book but everyone was in line with their problem plants in hand.
The Woodlands Ace Hardware has something for everyone so in not leaving the children out; they also had a clown with her monkey friend Abby. I was TOTALLY enamored with Abby. I have never paid much attention to monkeys but according to her owner someone forgot to tell Abby that she was a monkey. Monkeys tend to have a reputation for being a little on the mean side but Abby is a jewel. Her owner the clown was blowing up balloons and entertaining everyone with Abby all at the same time. Abby's owner said she had 4 monkeys but the other three lived up to that mean reputation. We lost our sweet chocolate Labrador named Abby this last January and Abby the monkey lived up to Abby's sweet loveable personality. To see more pictures of sweet Abby please visit Speechless Sunday - Monkey See, Monkey Do!
It was a beautiful day and the boy scouts were set up outside with a hot dog stand and sodas. I love seeing the scouts involved in our community. There was also free popcorn on the inside as The Woodlands Ace Hardware has a pop corn machine for their customers.
I need to make a correction from my first post. I had said that I thought The Woodlands Ace Hardware was a franchise. I heard back from the owner and it is a coop. This means that each store is independently owned. The Ace Corporation is a privately held corporation which is actually owned by the store owners. There are 4900 Ace stores and 2800 stockholder. No matter how many stores you own you only get one vote.
I have been so pleased with our new The Woodlands Ace Hardware located just 5 minutes from where I live in Spring. I use to yawn when my husband said he needed to go the hardware store but now 9 times out of 10 I tell him I will go along. They are doing a great job of providing a wide assortment of items. My husband can find sprinkler accessories for our sprinkler system while I am shopping for exotic spices and soups. I just heard recently that most of their items are made in America. I don't know how true that is I guess I need to check that one out with the owner of The Woodlands Ace Hardware. That should be easy to do as I often see him in the store with a smile on his face servicing his customers. I think Ace is the helpful Hardware Store!!
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