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Westlake Ace Hardware adds new Kansas store


Westlake Ace Hardware has entered into a lease agreement and will be opening a new store in Overland Park, Kansas.

Lenexa, Kansas-based Westlake will take possession of the 15,500-sq.-ft. store on July 29. The store is the current location of Dobbels True Value Hardware. It will officially reopen as a Westlake Ace in fall 2016. Dobbels is currently having a going-out-of-business sale.

The new store will have a 12,500-sq.-ft.sales floor and sell traditional hardware products, as well as pet care, outdoor living, and barbecue products. Additionally, it will feature a large garden center and provide a wide range of seasonal lawn and garden supplies. A grand opening event will be held in October.

“Westlake is a growing and vibrant brand, and a valuable resource for our customers everywhere,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake. “The addition of our newest store in Overland Park exemplifies our strategy to continually expand the Westlake brand in ways that make sense for our customers. Dobbels has been an important part of the Overland Park community for a very long time. We are looking forward to upholding their fine tradition of service by offering our new customers the highest level of products and service available.”

Westlake currently has 19 locations in the Kansas City metro area, and a total of 91 neighborhood hardware stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. The chain has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959 and a wholly-owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

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