Posts Tagged ‘Glover Park Hardware’

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 Hardware hopes to open in its new ground-floor location (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) in October, according to owner Gina Schaefer. 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. Delays with the elevator’s installation have led to much frustration, both for the owners and for Glover Parkers who have sorely missed the shop.

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

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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 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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Below is the text of a press release we just received:

It’s official—Glover Park Hardware has a new home in the neighborhood! After a two month search, local hardware store Glover Park Hardware is pleased to announce they’ve found a new storefront at 2233 Wisconsin Ave NW.

The new Glover Park Hardware boasts 7,500 sq. ft. of retail space and is located just a few doors away from their previous location at 2251 Wisconsin Ave NW. Customers can expect to see movement in the store as soon as March, with an anticipated re-opening date of April 2015.

Store owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman are thrilled to stay in the neighborhood where it first opened in 2005. “We love our Glover Park Community and we were committed to reopening in this neighborhood,” says Schaefer.

Updates regarding the new store location will be posted on their website at www.acehardwaredc.com, and will also be sent out periodically via email and social media. To receive information on the grand re-opening celebration and stay informed on the move, please contact us via email at gloverfans@acehardwaredc.com.

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