Monday, December 10, 2012
Hardware store opens on Northwest HIghway
Retirement didn't sit well with John Brown, owner of Barrington's new Ace Hardware. “I spent almost thirty years with the Estee Lauder companies. I retired and said, this is great. That was good for about six months and I said, I'm much too young to retire,” he recalled. Brown began to look for a business to operate, an endeavor he had considered early on in life. “It was my dream because, about forty years ago. I looked into purchasing (a business) at a much younger age but I didn't have the resources to do it,” he said. “For the last couple of years I've been looking for a business to buy and run myself.” A consultation with Barrington representatives revealed that a hardware store was high on their wish list, which sat well with Brown…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The brand new Northwest Highway store opened for business Nov. 13.
Dozens of community members gathered at 906 S. Northwest Highway Tuesday morning to welcome the newest business to town. John Brown officially opened his new ACE Hardware store to the public at 8 a.m. Nov. 13. The store is located in the former Fisher Nut building near Makray Golf Course. Crowds cheered as Brown, along with village President Karen Darch, cut the grand opening ribbon with a pair of garden sheers. Watch our video of the grand opening, and check back to Barrington Patch next week for a full profile on Brown's endeavors opening ACE Hardware.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The new hardware store will open in late 2012.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village of Barrington will be home to a new ACE Hardware store later this year. In a press release, Economic and Community Development Director Peggy Blanchard said Barrington resident John Brown is working with ACE to open the new store at 906 S. Northwest Highway, in the Fisher Nut building. Fisher Nut has been planning to close that location for some time. Brown has been a Barrington resident since 1989. He has retail store management and merchandising experience. After considering owning and operating a hardware store for many years, Brown said, “now is the time and opportunity to meet the community needs for hardware products in Barrington. I hope to fulfill the demand and expectations of the resident to provide convenience and…