Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A unique Ace Hardware slated to come to Granbury

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A two-story Ace Hardware store is coming to Granbury and is expected to have a unique take on the inside. Troy Crosson went through the plan for the store during a regularly scheduled city council meeting Feb. 20.

Crosson moved to Granbury two years ago with his wife. His father pointed out there is no Ace Hardware in town and felt one is needed. Before long, Crosson met the president of Ace Hardware, John Venhuizen; a year-and-a-half later, Crosson became the ambassador for Ace for the Granbury area.

Going into the project, Crosson had a vision in mind that would bring a unique piece of architecture to Granbury.

“Living on the lake, I said, ‘you know what would be cool is if we have an architectural design roof that looks like a wave since Granbury is known for the lake,’” Crosson shared during the meeting.

Crosson found that the Idaho Central Credit Union basketball arena in Moscow, Idaho has the type of roof and design he was looking for and used it as inspiration.

He took the uniqueness even further with the concept of “building something that gives everyone in Granbury a shopping experience,” and told the council half the store will be an Ace Hardware with the other half selling high-end ladies apparel, sports equipment and more.

He shared he was the first person to build a café inside a Barnes and Noble Booksellers and plans to build a café inside the Ace Hardware, as well.

“It will be a great shopping experience and place to relax and a great view for the city to have a great architectural design,” Crosson told the council.

He added he has spoken with Tammy Dooley from Visit Granbury, and they collaborated to allow for small gatherings to take place in the store as well as an opportunity for Dooley to bring people from out-of-town into the unique building.

The future Ace Hardware will be located off Farm-to-Market Road 4 at 315 East Clifton Road behind Grace Bible Church. Crosson did not provide an estimated opening date.