Ceremonial Ribbon Cut With Chainsaw Instead Of Traditional Scissors
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
It wasn't your typical ribbon cutting in Brownsville today as Ace Hardware celebrated its grand opening today through the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Instead of the standard over-sized scissors you normally see at similar events, District Manager Bob Miller cut the ribbon (along with a cedar log) with a Stihl Chainsaw, a product that is available in the store.
"We're so happy to bring Ace Hardware to this community," said Miller, once the sawdust settled. "This is a subsidiary of Houchens Industries in Bowling Green, and what we're seeing right now is a very fast growth pace with our Ace side of things and we feel strongly about being a part of this neighborhood."
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Along with a complete line of Stihl power equipment products, the store also carries high-end gas and charcoal grills, smokers, fishing and hunting supplies, brand name paints, as well as Hallmark and Simply Southern products. Of course, the store also has a little bit of everything else, too-- for which the hardware store is also known.
Maegan Hance, Chamber President, said she was excited to see the store finally open.
"This is another great opportunity for our community and it was an honor for the Chamber to be part of this event," she said. "What a great turnout we have here today, and the cutting of the ribbon with the chainsaw was a fantastic touch."
Miller said the grand opening celebration will continue through Memorial Day with business hours 7am - 7pm Monday through Saturday and 9am - 6pm on Sundays.