A sign announcing the re-opening of a business may seem out of place in front of a business that never closed, but for Warrenville Paint and Hardware, the sign put residents on notice of some new services at the store.
The store opened its new outside display area, which features an expanded selection of outdoor furniture, garden accessories, plants and landscape materials, Tuesday, according to Monica Giglio, the store’s color consultant.
“We’re pretty excited about all this—we just couldn’t get it together in all the bad weather,” Giglio said.
The store initially expanded in the area between its main building and the building housing the Krauszer’s convenience store next door last year, she said, but customers will see a greatly expanded display in the area that used to be dominated by large pipes and construction material for the store’s commercial customers.
“It’s really a little store that makes a great impact because there’s so much you don’t see from the street,” she said.
Now, in addition to six staging areas featuring furniture by Courtyard Classics, a display of landscaping stone and plants will help customers visualize combinations of plants and the different colors of mulch and stone available.
The store also expanded and remodeled its “Grill Zone,” where a complete line of Weber BBQ grills, parts and accessories are on display. The store stocks grills from small charcoal grills to a large, modular outdoor kitchen setup.
But what customers may appreciate the most at Warrenville Hardware is the service. Gigio noted the store’s employees “are knowledgeable in their fields and really enjoy helping people.”
And when shopping among the new outdoor items, customers don’t have t schlep their purchases as is usually the case at outdoor shops anymore. Customer will be able to shop like they do at IKEA,” Giglio said, taking a product tag to the front counter to pay, then have their purchases loaded in their vehicles by the store’s warehouse personnel.
The “re-opening celebration” held Tuesday and Wednesday was just a precursor to an event planned for May 6, 7 and 8 which will feature giveaways, hot dogs and hamburgers, demonstrations and coupons for savings.
For more information on the store or the grand re-opening events, visit www.warrenvillehardware.com