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Gerrity’s will open an Ace Hardware store in the Back Mountain Mall in June

SHAVERTOWN — Joe Fasula, owner of Gerrity’s Markets and Ace Hardware stores, announced Wednesday that the company will open its fourth Ace Hardware store in the former Thomas’ Food Market in June.

Fasula said he plans to hire 25 full-time and part-time employees as well as management positions for the 17,000 square foot store – the largest Ace Hardware in the group.

Fasula said the company has three other Ace hardware stores, located in Clarks Summit, Peckville and Scranton.

“Ace Hardware stores do very well in areas where there is a large residential community with homes with lawns, trees and shrubs to maintain,” Fasula said. “We sell the equipment and supplies needed for all of these maintenance needs.”

Fasula said representatives from Gerrity’s and Ace Hardware stores were installed Wednesday at the Great Northeast Job Fair in Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township, taking applications for employees of the new Ace Hardware and other existing stores as well as for the 10 Gerrity supermarkets in Lucerne, Lackawanna and Northampton counties.

Fasula said the store is located near Humphrey’s Bootery & Bags in the Back Mountain Mall.

On the Gerrity’s/Ace hardware website, Fasula notes that the company isn’t just about numbers.

“We want to help neighbors because each of our stores is part of your community,” says Fasula. “We are all committed to being ‘the Helpful Place’ by providing our customers with personalized service, quality products and a convenient shopping experience from the local experts who know you best. As helpful hardware people in your neighborhood, we promise helping you is the most important thing we have to do today.

Contact Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.