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Grand Opening Set for Ace Hardware of Simi Valley

General News
Westlake Ace Hardware Logo - Retail Lumber Yard

Grand opening events — to be held May 30 through June 2 — will officially celebrate the opening of the new store and formally introduce General Manager Melissa Minter to the community.

The new Ace Hardware of Simi Valley at 2910 Tapo Canyon Road will host a “board cutting” grand opening event on May 30 — followed by a sale and many special activities from May 31 through June 2.  The weekend event is also an opportunity to meet Melissa Minter, the new store’s general manager.

The 16,000 sq. ft. store features a wide range of products including lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. It also offers services such as automotive key cutting, key fob replacement, carpet cleaning machine rental, and propane tank exchange.

Ace Hardware of Simi Valley features several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts, selling such leading brands as:

  • Weber, Traeger, Big Green Egg, Blackstone, and Ooni grills and accessories
  • Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman power tools
  • Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paints
  • Stihl, EGO, and Milwaukee outdoor power equipment
  • Scotts lawn care products
  • Carhartt and Dickies workwear
  • Yeti coolers and accessories
  • Nursery plants, flowers, shrubs, and outdoor living supplies

Board Cutting and Grand Opening Celebrations

  • A ceremonial board cutting by Westlake Ace leadership and local dignitaries will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. A light breakfast will be served.
  • A “Celebration Sale” will be held May 31 – June 2 during which customers will receive 20 percent off most purchases.
  • On Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the grand opening celebration event will include vendor demonstrations, free prize drawings, refreshments, and a balloon artist and other free kids’ activities.

General Manager Melissa Minter was most recently the assistant manager of Ace of Porter Ranch. She joined Westlake Ace Hardware in 2019 from a leadership position at Walmart. A former competitive ice skater, Minter enjoys football, baseball, country music concerts, and Field of Dreams – her favorite movie. Passion guides her life and career, and she adheres to the mantra, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Minter Simi Valley Ace

Westlake Ace owns and operates 17 California locations, including six Southern California stores. The retailer is developing locations in Agoura Hills, Mission Hills, San Jose, San Leandro, and Placentia.

About Westlake Ace Hardware

For nearly 120 years, Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have counted on for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time.

Westlake Ace is headquartered in the Kansas City area and has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959. Along with Great Lakes Ace Hardware, Westlake Ace is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ace Retail Holdings – a division of Ace Hardware Corporation.

Westlake Ace currently owns and operates 160 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware locations in the Bay Area, Central Valley, Northern California,
    and Southern California)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
    (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Westlake Ace Hardware and Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Westlake Ace Hardware and Dennis Company Ace)

Westlake Commercial, Westlake Ace’s dedicated business-to-business division, features a team of business development managers who regularly work with commercial customers — such as multi-family properties, businesses, schools, and municipalities — to deliver the supplies for maintenance and repair operations at The Speed of Need. The team has access to more than 800,000 products, including commercial lighting, appliances, and safety and cleaning supplies.


Tom Mentzer – Mentzer PR Group – – (913) 626-9066

Source: Westlake Hardware, Inc.