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Ace Hardware Opens in Port Jefferson Station

New location on Route 112 opened up last Monday.

Spring cleaning may not quite be here, but a new Ace Hardware store opened its doors last week – though the store carries more than simply shovels and rakes.

Located in the Uncle Giuseppe's shopping center on Route 112, the store will be Steve and Astrid Caropelo's third Ace Hardware shop. Before opening its doors on Route 112 last Monday, the East Setauket couple opened up the East Setauket Ace store 13 years ago, and another in Wading River seven years back.

Though Caropelo said he was hoping to have opened doors earlier – and despite the fact that the past few years have been some of the harder ones at his existing locations – Caropelo said he is excited about the location.

"We like the fact that it's centrally located," he said. "It's not jammed up with traffic usually. I've always liked Port Jefferson, and I think there's a need here."

Ace joins Sears and the local D Lilly & Co as hardware options available around Port Jefferson.

The shop measures about 7,500 square feet in the front of the store, and beside the typical hardware merchandise such as lawn fertilizers, paint, tools ladders and more, the store is also a Yankee Candle merchandiser and features other home goods such as yarns, sewing equipment and school supplies.

"We try to bring in whatever people ask for," Caropelo said.

He said the store is expected to employ between 15 and 20 people.

Tom bone January 28, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Thank you for investing in port Jeff sta. I will shop their.
Tom bone January 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Does anyone know what the old thomas Dodge on 112 is going to bee ?
donna bracken January 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM
The owners are just wonderful people. They were so nice and couldn't be more helpful. I'll be shopping there and so will my husband, cause I told him so....! No more shopping for me at Home depot! YAY!!!
Mels Ditties January 29, 2013 at 01:52 PM
I love the Ace Hardware stores...So much nicer to shop than the Depot!... Welcome to the 'hood...Best wishes for much success!!!
Bill Lynch January 29, 2013 at 03:15 PM
A respectable shopping center with Uncle G's , ace and pj cinema. Now to work on Jefferson plaza.

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