Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland Grand Opening

Menkiti Group tenant, Annie’s Ace Hardware, announces grand opening

 Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland Grand Opening

WASHINGTON – Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland announces its Grand Opening on April 1, 2, and 3, 2016, with a full schedule of product demonstrations, red-hot buys, raffle items, and free giveaways.   The Brookland store is the second Annie’s Ace Hardware, and will follow the tradition of excellent customer service and neighborhood engagement set by the original Annie’s Ace Hardware-Petworth.

The 7,400 square-foot Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland store is packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brands and bestselling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber grills, Mrs. Meyer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and many other premium products.  In addition, Annie’s has a 1,000 square-foot garden center featuring locally grown annuals, herbs and vegetable plants, mulch, popular and locally sourced soil conditioners LeafGro and Chesapeake Compost, and much, much more.

On Friday, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., the store is hosting a Benjamin Moore wine and cheese party. Representatives of the Benjamin Moore paint company will provide tips on paint, surface preparation, and application.  And while guests enjoy wine and cheese, Lauri Hafvenstein, professional colorist and long-time employee of Annie’s Ace Hardware, will be available to discuss paint color selection.  Friday night’s attendees can enter to win four gallons of Regal Select paint (value $220.)

Saturday, April 2, is packed with exciting demonstrations, opportunities to win prizes, as well as lots of terrific deals.  The first 50 customers will receive a “swag” bag with gifts from Mrs. Myers, Blue Q, Design International, and more.  Tubby Bollinger, aka “Mr. Weber” will be grilling up free hotdogs on a Weber Performer Grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The grill (value $299) will be raffled off on Sunday.  Tubby will be available to answer questions about the extensive line of Weber gas and charcoal grills available at Annie’s Ace Hardware.  Customers will also have the opportunity to discuss their upcoming paint projects with a representative from Clark & Kensington/Valspar paint from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  And there may be a “surprise” visit from Mayor Muriel Bowser!

On Sunday, April 3, the first 200 customers will receive a free herb plant for their garden. Mike Sutton, lead garden associate at Annie’s Ace Hardware-Brookland, will discuss a variety of mosquito prevention products and techniques. In addition, bring your plant and pest questions for the staff of Owl’s Nest Farm, specialists in natural and organic growing methods.

For a full list of activities please go to our Facebook page at

The newly opened store is located one block from the Brookland Metro Station at 3405 8th Street, NE and is open 7 days a week.

Annie’s Ace Hardware – Brookland Info:

Store Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address:  3405 8th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, just south of Monroe Street Market

Access: Annie’s Hardware-Brookland is a short walk from the Brookland Metro station on the Red Line and near several bus lines.  Free parking is available.

Ace Hardware. For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2014, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eight Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,850 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit