To better serve their customers, Akard True Value Hardware, 25 Boone Village, has done an extensive remodel of their store and will have a grand re-opening celebration on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24.
“We’re excited to be fresh,” store co-owner Leigh Ann Akard said. “The cool thing is we are giving people convenience and the upscale experience. It’s more contemporary but still has old-fashioned hardware values.”
The store will offer free food, demonstrations and giveaways from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23; then at 7 p.m. will raffle off a 22-inch self-propelled lawn mower. (Winner must be present to win).
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, the store will accept electronic items to be recycled.
The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m. March 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a bag sale (20 percent off all items one can fit in a bag) and rental demonstrations until 4 p.m. They will also have Weber Grill and Kamando Joe Grill demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a donation, a bounce house will be available starting at 10 a.m. Saturday Children will be able to bounce around to support the spring break mission trip to Haiti for a group of students from Zionsville Community High School.
There will be free food and other giveaways throughout the day, including a gas pressure washer, gas line trimmer, Waveland outdoor five-piece dining set with umbrella and base, and a Weber gas grill.
The hardware store remodel has taken more than a year and been “hands-on” for the last six months. They have rebuilt shelving to better use space, added automatic doors and brought in more than 3,000 new items to ensure they have the most relevant product assortment. The store also specializes in finding unique items and can usually get them quickly.