Three local Ace Hardware stores to be bought out

Greg Klein | The Daily StarThe Haggerty Ace Hardware store in Cooperstown is shown Tuesday.

Three local Ace Hardware stores will soon change hands.

Westlake Ace Hardware announced Tuesday it will acquire Haggerty Ace Hardware and its stores in Cooperstown, Delhi and Walton. It is anticipated the purchase will be completed on Jan. 19, according to a media release.

The release said there will be “a seamless transition of ownership and the stores will retain management, store personnel and the current product mix.”

 “We are excited to expand into New York and look forward to continuing Haggerty Ace Hardware’s outstanding tradition of customer service,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware.

Jeff and Wanda Haggerty, owners of Haggerty Ace Hardware said in the release, “Haggerty Ace Hardware has been part of the communities we serve for 28 years. We are thrilled that Westlake Ace Hardware is dedicated to making it a smooth transition, keeping our associates in place and offering them career growth opportunities, and preserving the Ace Helpful Promise in Cooperstown, Delhi and Walton. We will miss our dedicated associates and awesome customers but know they are in good hands with Westlake.”

The Haggertys opened their Cooperstown store in 1992, the release said. The Delhi and Walton stores were added later.

Westlake currently owns and operates more than 130 stores in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Washington.


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