Schuele's Ace Express Hardware celebrated their grand opening this past weekend (see back story
). While the opening of a hardware store in some cities may be no big deal, this business is different. Not only does it service the East Side, Allentown and Delaware areas, etc. it's also on the direct route of the Metro Rail, which means that this store is also accessible by people living in areas such as the University District, Downtown Buffalo and everything in-between. Those without a car who live within close proximity to the rail's route now have a quintessential amenity at their disposal - an amenity that most people take for granted.
The hardware store and the small adjoining garden center look great. The interior of the business is action packed, with more products that you could ever possibly imagine fitting into such a space. The simple design of the layout is impressive, as attention to detail works wonders to help customers navigate the relatively narrow aisles. This is a new concept for Ace - a store that is designed for urban neighborhoods, rather than for strip malls or stand-alone box stores. Instead of trying to 'ooh and ahhh' customers with giant windows and cavernous shopping mall ceilings, the compact design is dedicated to the products. I've already heard from many of my neighbors that they are loving the new concept - simple, to the point, accessible, friendly and now open for business.
Schuele Ace Hardware 22 Summer St Buffalo, NY 14209-2208 (716) 259-8428