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East Salem Ace Hardware

Written by Heidi Mackay on Apr. 5th, 2022
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(Salem, OR) March 27, 2022 –  Salem will soon have a new place to go for all their home needs. The Helpful Hardware Folks(™) from West Salem Ace Hardware are opening a new store at 3344 Lancaster DR, Salem, OR 97305, next to Safeway. It will be one of the only family-owned hardware stores in East Salem.

West Sale Ace Hardware owners, Heidi, and Jeremy Mackay have long looked forward to opening a new store in this previously underserved area. The 14,000 sq ft store is roughly 50% larger than West Salem Ace. This store is designed with the most contemporary Ace floor plan, “Cornerstone.”  It will focus on three major categories: outdoor living, paint, and power tools, plus all the home preservation items their customers have come to expect from a full-service Ace store.

Jeremy Mackay said, “People have been asking us to locate here for a long time. Our customers are pleased with our quality goods and name brands, focus on convenience, and amazing service. Having an Ace Hardware in Northeast Salem will provide great jobs and more opportunities for growth for our experienced team.”

Heidi Mackay adds, “When you shop with us, you support your community. A respectable percentage of every dollar spent with us goes to local youth sports, mothers in need, farmers’ markets, nonprofits, and neighborhood schools. If you’re an online shopper, we offer that too. Many of our customers buy online, pick up in-store, or opt for a home or business delivery.”

The Mackay family is known for their generosity in West Salem and throughout the city. Both have served as board members for groups including the Rotary Club of West Salem, West Salem Business Association, Salem Dream Center, West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board, Homeless Task Force, and Community Mediation Service for Polk County. 

Craig Oviatt, Director of Salem Dream Center, said, “The Mackay’s set a beautiful example of serving and supporting, which is unequaled. The investment the Mackays make personally and professionally has helped local nonprofits, schools, and our community become a wonderful place to live.”

The Lancaster location is scheduled to open in May and have a grand opening event in August 2022. Follow them on Facebook @EastSalemAce 



About West and East Salem Ace Hardware: West Salem Ace Hardware has been family-owned since 1995. It is located at 820 Wallace Rd NW. Now owned by Jeremy and Heidi Mackay, the store was founded by Heidi’s grandparents, Chuck and Janette Frank, before being passed on to her parents, Greg and Jan Frank. The Mackay’s will open East Salem Ace Hardware in the late spring of 2022, located at 3344 Lancaster DR NE. www.AceHardware.com.

Ace Hardware is a co-op with over 5,000 stores worldwide, with the majority of those stores independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. Founded in 1924 by a small group of Chicago hardware store owners, Ace changed the retail landscape by allowing individual stores to purchase merchandise in bulk to save money and buy at the lowest possible price. This partnership enabled even the smaller stores to compete effectively at retail despite larger stores in their market. And to this very day, Ace Hardware Corporation is still owned solely and exclusively by the local Ace retail entrepreneurs.


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