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Sunshine Ace Hardware Plans for New Stores

Sunshine Ace Hardware has announced plans to open a new retail store at Pelican Bay in Naples, just miles from where the company opened its first location 65 years ago. The new store will occupy about 20,000 square feet of The Marketplace at Pelican Bay, co-anchoring the commercial shopping center with Publix, and will open in early 2025 after renovations on the space that previously housed a Stein Mart. 

The Pelican Bay store will include separate commercial paint, grilling and fishing departments, as well as a wide selection of power and hand tools, hardware, lawn and garden supplies, plumbing fixtures, propane, gifts and supplies for DIYers.

“Our team has been eyeing this region of north Naples for years, and we are excited about bringing a new store closer to our loyal commercial and residential customers in this area,” says Sunshine Ace Hardware president Michael Wynn. “The response to our newest store at Founders Square has been incredible, and we envision a similar reaction once the Pelican Bay store is officially open.”

Construction continues on a new ground-up location in Ave Maria, which will be the city’s first full-service hardware store. Once construction is completed on the Ave Maria and Pelican Bay stores, Sunshine Ace Hardware will have 12 locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties, as well as Sunshine Commercial Paint & More in Collier County, two Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware stores in Manatee County and two Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets stores in Manatee County. 

Sunshine Ace Hardware has also announced plans to build a store in Babcock Ranch and at Winchester Center at the corner of Immokalee Road and Orangetree Boulevard in 2025.

“Although southwest Florida has certainly changed since the first Sunshine Ace Hardware opened in 1958, our stores are still a place where our community can expect a world-class customer experience and friendly associates who operate under a set of core values that will never change,” Wynn says. “That has been our legacy over the years, and it will continue to define Sunshine Ace Hardware for decades to come.”

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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