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Pellicci Ace Hardware opens fourth store in Rosemount

Rosemount residents will soon be able to shop local again at a neighborhood hardware store when Pellicci Ace opens a fourth store in Rosemount inside the former Terry’s Hardware building located off South Robert Trail. Kara Hildreth / Contributor

ROSEMOUNT — Pellicci Ace Hardware will open a fourth store in Rosemount in the former Terry's Hardware building in June.

This plan has been in the works for about a year, according to Amanda Stender, general manager of the Pellicci Ace hardware stores located in neighboring Farmington, Eagan and Zumbrota.

Three generations of the Pellicci family of Farmington will open a new store in the leased building off South Robert Trail on June 17, and plans are to change the exterior signage and keep the same-sized parking lot.

"Expansion has been in our thoughts and the location came up and was perfect for us," Stender said, who said the family is excited to open and bring a local hardware choice again to the residents of Rosemount.

Terry's Hardware in Rosemount closed its doors in January 2018 after more than 39 years in business. The building has remained vacant for 14 months.

Work will get underway in May and a grand opening celebration is planned for June 17.

Even though the family-run business maintains strong roots in Farmington, Stender said the company looks to plant new roots in Rosemount. The new manager will be Tyler Magalis, who is Stender's brother-in-law.

"We will be looking to hire sales associates, cashiers — part-time and full-time — and we need an assistant manager," Stender said.

The Pellicci Ace family business includes full-time partners and the patriarch Ferro and his son Mark, Stender's father and other family employees that include a group of uncles.

Pellicci Ace opened its first store in Farmington in 1996. The Eagan and Zumbrota locations opened in 2003. In 2012, Pellicci Ace in Farmington moved to a new building away from the grocery store in downtown to its current location off Highway 3.

"This location has been amazing," Stender said.

Each Ace Hardware store is individually owned and operated and buys into a cooperative that allows locations to access good pricing and warehousing from Ace corporate, Stender said.

The Rosemount store will be able to take online orders and deliver goods to commercial and residential customers.

Josh Solinger, the business-to-business manager, will deliver goods and will work within the Rosemount community to consult with local business and form networks.

The family looks forward to joining a local Rosemount organization to get to know and become involved within the community of Rosemount, Stender said.

"Our customer service is next to none and we thrive on that — we can have orders done in one day because we have access to a larger warehouse where we can order almost anything for a customer," Stender said.