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Check out the Craigslist ad for the “soon to be reopened” Glover Park Hardware store at 2233 Wisconsin Ave.:

“Helpful Hardware Folk” Needed – A Few Cool Hardware Stores

Compensation: Hourly rate commiserate with applicable experience.
Employment type: Full-time

Ace is the PLACE… A Few Cool Hardware Stores, Ace Hardware, is looking to hire energetic and hardworking people to join our team of dedicated customer service associates at our soon to be reopened Glover Park store. We are your neighborhood hardware stores with a mission to provide the best service to our customers.

Key Responsibilities
1. Customer service delivered with enthusiasm and genuine interest in ensuring customer satisfaction
2. Communicating clearly, effectively, and politely with customers in store and over the phone
3. Stocking and receiving deliveries
4. Cashiering
5. Maintaining store appearance (includes dusting, moping, restroom cleaning, etc.)

Minimum Requirements
*High school degree or equivalent
* Willingness to learn
* Team player
* A commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction
* Ability and to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet business needs
* Must be able to lift 40 pounds frequently
* Ability to stand for an extended period of time (position is at least 90% standing)
* Works with a sense of urgency throughout shift.
* Retail experience preferred.
* Previous home improvement knowledge helpful

! Health insurance after eligibility waiting period for Full time
! 401k plan (after 1 year of service)
! Profit sharing (after 2 years of service)
! Employee discount
! SmartBenefits
! ZipCar discounts
! Fun and active work environment
! Ability to grow with our store


Full-time and Part-time available. Applicants MUST be able to work weekends.
Start Date: upon store reopen
Please visit our website http://www.acehardwaredc.com/employment-opportunities.html to access the application and send to the email address indicated.

Due to the number of responses we are expecting from this post, we may not be able to respond to everyone that replies.

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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Glover Park may soon be welcoming a new business at 2319 Wisconsin Ave., but its current tenant, Tennis Zone, is not leaving, owner Ravi Shankar tells us. Although the building currently sports a “for rent” banner, “we are staying here, but we’re moving upstairs,” Shankar says. The storefront’s second floor is currently vacant. Landlord Remy Esquenet did not respond to requests for comment.

Tennis Zone now offers yoga wear as well as tennis equipment. At press time, the shop was planning to run a $20-off sale on women’s yoga and lifestyle apparel in September.

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Glover Park Hardware will open in its new ground-floor location (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) in mid-September, according to the Georgetown Current. The company rented the vacant storefront shortly after its lease at the prior location (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) expired in January. The owners have been working ever since to renovate the space and install a needed freight elevator. “Glover Park Hardware’s new space is smaller in square footage than the old store,” the Current states, “but [owner Gina] Schaefer said the store benefits from a friendlier relationship with the landlord, cheaper operating costs, and a nicer appearance than the unrenovated old space.”

The store’s old space underneath Washington Sports Club is slated to become a Rite Aid.

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A building permit has been issued for a new Rite Aid in the old Glover Park Hardware space (2251 Wisconsin Ave.), according to the Washington Business Journal. “Work will include demolition and installation of a rear elevator and a sprinkler system,” WBJ reports.

The dearly missed hardware store will return to the neighborhood soon, in the vacant space next to Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.). Due to delays related to the installation of a freight elevator, the store won’t reopen until mid-June at the earliest, the owner tells us.

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From the May 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The parking lot and building for Pearson’s Wine & Spirits (2430 and 2436 Wisconsin Ave.) have been listed for sale. “Both this store and parking lot are in a prime location in a strong mix of retail and office development, surrounded by a high-income residential neighborhood,” the listing reads. The two properties are owned by David and Helen Choi, who bought them along with the business in 2009. The Chois previously listed the parking lot for sale in 2012, but at the time David told us the family had no intention of selling it. Rather, he said, the lot was listed as a way to discover its fair market value—a common strategy with one-of-a-kind properties. As for this time around, we’re not sure what the listing means. We learned of the listing after our deadline, and David was not immediately available for comment.

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From the April 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

 Glover Park Hardware is scheduled to reopen this month. The store, which lost its lease at 2251 Wisconsin Avenue in January, has rented the basement storefront next to Breadsoda at 2233 Wisconsin Ave. The vacant, 7,500-square-foot space is the former home of LADO language school.

“We love our Glover Park community and we were committed to reopening in this neighborhood,” co-owner Gina Schaefer said in a press release. Neighbors interested in news of the reopening can sign up for bulletins by emailing gloverfans@acehardwaredc.com.

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Screen shot 2015-03-28 at 7.40.30 AMLancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, which delivers produce, herbs, and other farm products to members all summer, has changed its pickup location. With its former host, Glover Park Hardware, still building out a new location at 2233 Wisconsin Ave., the community-supported agriculture program will do its Glover Park dropoffs at Balance Gym (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) this year.

Full-season signups are open until April 24th, and the Summer CSA runs for 26 weeks from May through October. For more information or to sign up, visit lancasterfarmfresh.com or call 717-656-3533.

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