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Ace Hardware to take over vacant Orchard Supply site

Original post made on Aug 6, 2019

A building once occupied by Orchard Supply Hardware is set to be revived. On Tuesday, Ace Hardware announced it would take over the former Orchard Supply building at 2555 Charleston Road in Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:47 PM

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17 people like this
Posted by Ken Martell
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Re: Ace Hardware to take over vacant Orchard Supply site

Yippee !!! :-)


10 people like this
Posted by PA Resident
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Great News


8 people like this
Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2019 at 2:41 pm

I ditto the two previous posts. Yippee!


12 people like this
Posted by Hugh Jasol
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm

This brings to me immense joy.


9 people like this
Posted by Kris A
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

Best news EVER! HXYq


4 people like this
Posted by Bruno
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Good news on a Tuesday! I hope they keep a garden section complete with bird recordings.


2 people like this
Posted by Handy woman
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Doin’ a happy dance!


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Posted by DoctorData
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

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YES. I miss having a store covering the gap between the TrueValue size and Home Despot.


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Posted by Zap
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

I sure hope there are some full time jobs for people. But the higher min wage in MV makes me think this will be 90% part timers. Which is OK for part timers....unless they do the usual retail trick of a different shift every day, different days every week.


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Posted by Jes' Sayin'
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Good for you, Aces!


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Posted by Put your money where your mouth is
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 6, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Put your money where your mouth is is a registered user.

So that means skip Home Depot/Lowes/Amazon and patronize our Mtn View Hardware stores. Everyone was complaining about lack of grocery store downtown, we have Ava's but it has been a struggle. Not enough people patronize our local businesses. Get out your wallet!! Walk the talk!


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Posted by Ace is the place
a resident of Bailey Park
on Aug 7, 2019 at 5:41 am

They have helpful hardware folks :)


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Posted by Mrs. Zep
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2019 at 7:18 am

The closure of stores sadden many people. It's so good to know ACE is making a come-back! This will bring happiness to many people in the community!


17 people like this
Posted by Big Al
a resident of North Bayshore
on Aug 7, 2019 at 7:19 am

Great news for property owners, just amazed the city or Lenny didn't try to outlaw Ace in favor of low-income or rent control housing and RV parking.


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Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 7, 2019 at 8:36 am

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@ Big Al - Ah come on! I spend a good deal of time in hardware stores, and I've rued the loss of Minton's, Barron Park, etc. As Mountain View grows we need to figure out how to hold on to the stores and service businesses that make our community tick.


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Posted by That MV guy
a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm

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I would have preferred another hardware store had taken that spot.

We lost Mintons...

We lost Hubbard and Johnson...

We lost Orchard Supply...

At least we still have Ace and I am glad they are expanding, but now they are moving to the far side of MV. We no longer have any hardware stores near downtown.


7 people like this
Posted by jordydog1
a resident of Slater
on Aug 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm

jordydog1 is a registered user.

I can't wait! No more trips to the big box stores. Finally, something good happening in Mountain View.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

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Hooray! I have missed having a convenient hardware store.


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Posted by drslb
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

drslb is a registered user.

I feel the same way. Thank you Ace Harware. Hope you thrive.


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Posted by SP Phil
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm

SP Phil is a registered user.

Hey, @ That MV guy!

We DO have a hardware store near downtown: Blossom True Value on El Camino near Shoreline, just a few blocks from Castro. The owners offer an amazing assortment of products that, with occasional purchases via Amazon, have helped me avoid big-box stores. My local True Value carries 90-95% of what I need for day-to-day projects, and it's just a few blocks away. You can buy 3 screws of size-whatever, where other stores sell them in boxes of 100. And the owners/staff are nice and helpful. Another small local business worthy of our local support.


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Posted by Jennifer02
a resident of North Bayshore
on Aug 8, 2019 at 6:02 am

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This brings to me immense joy


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