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Westlake Ace Hardware unveils newest store in Simi Valley, Ca.

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The new Ace Hardware of Simi Valley, Ca., will host a “board cutting” grand opening event on May 30—followed by a sale and many special activities from May 31 through June 2. The weekend event is also an opportunity to meet Melissa Minter, the new store’s general manager.

The 16,000-sq. ft. store features a wide range of products including lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. It also offers services such as automotive key cutting, key fob replacement, carpet cleaning machine rental, and propane tank exchange.

Ace Hardware of Simi Valley features several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts, selling such leading brands as:

• Weber, Traeger, Big Green Egg, Blackstone, and Ooni grills and accessories

• Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman power tools

• Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paints

• Stihl, EGO, and Milwaukee outdoor power equipment

• Scotts lawn care products

• Carhartt and Dickies workwear

• Yeti coolers and accessories

• Nursery plants, flowers, shrubs, and outdoor living supplies

A “Celebration Sale” will be held May 31–June 2 during which customers will receive 20% off most purchases.

On Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the grand opening celebration event will include vendor demonstrations, free prize drawings, refreshments and a balloon artist and other free kids’ activities.

General manager Melissa Minter was most recently the assistant manager of Ace of Porter Ranch. She joined Westlake Ace Hardware in 2019 from a leadership position at Walmart. A former competitive ice skater, Minter enjoys football, baseball, country music concerts, and Field of Dreams—her favorite movie. Passion guides her life and career, and she adheres to the mantra, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Westlake Ace owns and operates 17 California locations, including six Southern California stores. The retailer is developing locations in Agoura Hills, Mission Hills, San Jose, San Leandro, and Placentia.

For nearly 120 years, Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time.

 Westlake Commercial offers business and trade customers access to more than 70,000 products, including HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, and paint.

Westlake Ace is headquartered in the Kansas City area and has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959. Along with Great Lakes Ace Hardware, Westlake Ace is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ace Retail Holdings – a division of Ace Hardware Corporation.

 Westlake Ace currently owns and operates more than 160 stores in 12 states.