The new Ace Hardware store in Mineral Wells, Texas, is more than a quarter of a century in the making. That is how long the Bradshaw family operated the business at its former location adjacent to Brazos Mall, writes David May for the Mineral Wells Index.
Owners Mitch and Leslie Bradshaw are now just over two months in the store’s new location at 1812 S.E. 1st. Street, following a major remodel of a property that was previously a competing hardware store. It is now completely transformed and remade into one that bears the Ace Hardware look and name.
The Bradshaws said the timing became right to go from a property they were renting to one larger and that is theirs. “I think that is the biggest thing right there is that this is a property we own,” Mitch Bradshaw said.
He began working at store with his father not long after it opened and he completed college. After 26 years in one location it is different to be driving to a new store. “It’s a little nostalgic,” Bradshaw said. “It was a lot of prayer and took a lot of thought.”
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