Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ace Is The Place

Ace Hardware will be moving into the dark store at the Wheatland Mall that Safeway left behind three years ago.

Welcome to Pullman, Ace!

Yet another business brought to Pullman by Wal-Mart.


April E. Coggins said...

More news I just heard: Insty Prints out of Moscow is currently moving into the old UPS Store.

Ray Lindquist said...

April, Are they closing the store in Moscow when the move is done??

April E. Coggins said...

Ray, I think they are expanding to Pullman. After a little internet research, I have learned that Insty Prints is a national franchise.

Paul E. Zimmerman said...

Ray and April -

They're going to be operating in both Moscow and Pullman. The owners are associates of mine and my business partner. We have them do all of our printing, and they do amazing work.

April E. Coggins said...

Thanks for the info. Where do they do their printing? Looking at the store, it is too small to have printing on site.

Paul E. Zimmerman said...

I haven't seen the new place, but we've been told that it will have capabilities to handle jobs that they used to outsource. For now, we have our work done at their Moscow location.

Anonymous said...

As one of the owners of the new Ace store, I am curious about Tom Forbes comment linking our move to Pullman with Wal-Mart????

We are very excited about joining your community.

Plan to open March 1, 2007.

April E. Coggins said...

Paul S.,
We are very excited about your business coming to Pullman. I look forward to shopping in your store very soon!

I can't speak directly for Tom, but as you are probably aware, a Wal-Mart Supercenter is going to be built next to the Wheatland Shopping Center. Wal-Mart Supercenters are a huge retail draw, especially this one because it will be the only one in the Quad-Cities, at least for awhile. Since the Wal-Mart was announced, Pullman has seen unprecendented retail growth along South Grand and Bishop Blvd. A small, but very vociferous group is trying to stop Wal-Mart from building, citing in part, a decline in overall retail, though the evidence is overwhelmingly against them. I think Tom was taking a jab at them.

Again, welcome to Pullman.