Ace Hardware of Fort Collins Celebrates New Name with Grand Opening Festivities

Sep 6, 2016 | Member News

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2016) – Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is excited to announce that it has changed its name from Clays’ Ace Hardware, following a transfer of ownership in late 2015. In celebration, Ace Hardware of Fort Collins invites the community to its Grand Opening festivities on Sept. 16-18, 2016, at 1001 E. Harmony Rd., Unit B. The weekend will include live music, food and beverage, giveaways and more.

“We are continuing the Clays’ and Ace tradition of supporting our community and giving them the resources to master any do-it-yourself project has always been our first priority,” said Tim Kenney, President and Co-Owner of Ace Hardware of Fort Collins. “As we unveil our new name, the three-day event is the perfect time to remind our community of everything Ace stands for and how much we appreciate our customers and the entire community.”

Tim Kenney, along with his wife, Julie Kenney, took ownership of Ace Hardware of Fort Collins in late 2015. He brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the retail and commercial banking industry, and Julie Kenney has an extensive 25 career in marketing. Clays’ is now Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, so the store can easily be identified by its loyal customers as an Ace Hardware Store of the local community. The three-day event to celebrate the transition will consist of the following activities:

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
• Grand Opening Giveaway to win Weber® Spirit® E-310TM Gas Grill begins at 1 p.m.
• 50 percent off any regular priced item under $30
• Tailgate party, 4-7 p.m.
o Chef Jason Morse, Culinary 5280
o Live music by Fort Collins-based band, The Roctors
o Spin the Wheel for a free gift

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
• 5 Gallon Bucket Sale – free 5-gallon bucket to first 700 customers, plus 20 percent off everything that fits in bucket
• Family Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
o Bounce castle
o Free hotdog and drink
o Community Event: Supporting Coats & Boots/NFCBA

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016
• $10 off any purchase of $50 or more
• FREE face painting, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• FREE root beer floats, 1-4 p.m.
• Grill giveaway at 4 p.m.

For more information on the event or Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, please visit

About Ace Hardware of Fort Collins
Located in South Fort Collins, Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is family-owned and operated. Ace has a strong commitment to providing resources for local DIY-ers and supporting the northern Colorado community. They have sponsored many nonprofits, including Pathways, Habitat for Humanity, the Namaqua Center, and many local schools and scouting organizations. For additional information about Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, visit