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Terry's Hardware owner Pete Terry has worked in the business for more than 20 years. Over the last several months the hardware store has transitioned from an Ace franchise to an independent shop.

Longtime Rosemount store takes on new identity


For the last several years Pete Terry has found himself at a crossroads. Follow the Ace brand down its path or go his own way.

While it was costly in both dollars and time, Terry has decided to drop the Ace franchise for his two hardware stores. Over the last several months customers in Rosemount and Hastings have likely noticed as the business has transformed into Terry's Hardware.

"(Ace's) business model and mine diverged," Terry said in explaining the split.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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