Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware, the family-owned retail store where you can buy everything from nuts and bolts and power tools to small home appliances and gardening supplies, has maintained its hold in an Alamo Heights shopping center in San Antonio for 25 years.
This year, it’s not only getting bigger, the owners say there’s also a new name in the works, Sunset & Co., reports Shari Biediger for Rivard Report.
Sunset co-owners Amy and David Doyle envisioned bringing under one roof the seemingly endless array of hardware, home, gift products, and solutions way back in 1995. With a goal to open a store that combined elements of their favorite home goods stores in Chicago, the Doyles ditched their high-stress corporate jobs and chose to set up shop as an Ace Hardware buying cooperative.
Sunset also offers wedding and baby gift registry services and recently added a popular in-house monogramming service. The embroidery machine occupies a corner of the combined workroom, storeroom, and breakroom and next to the cramped offices where the Doyles work side by side.
But those offices, and the store itself, will grow by 3,500 square feet with a complete store overhaul set to begin in April. A wall separating the hardware store and a former sporting goods shop will come down and a spacious kitchen will be built to allow for cooking classes and product demonstrations. The Doyle’s daughter, Rees Doyle Peacock, who went to work with the store in 2017, said several local chefs plan to offer cooking classes there, and the kitchen will also be used to demonstrate the various cookware and gadgetry they sell and sample gourmet food items.
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