The holidays are a special time of year, especially in the quaint towns that dot the landscape of North Georgia, where friends and family travel from far and wide to enjoy each other’s company inside cozy cabins and around crackling fire pits.
Like other mountain towns, Ellijay, Georgia is a fantastic place to enjoy festive holiday parades, tree trimming get-togethers and impromptu Christmas carol parties. It is also one of the best places to get out and celebrate the holiday spirit of shopping!
There are plenty of shopping options in this beautiful part of the world, but none quite like Ace Hardware of Ellijay, which has a long history of being one of the most popular and cherished businesses in town.
Ace of Ellijay’s story starts in 1968, when current owners Mack and Dorothy Logan seized the opportunity to open their first hardware store in Downtown Ellijay, Georgia.
Mack’s goal was to continue the tradition of having a hardware store in the middle of town. Often considered a place for hardworking men and women to gather and drink their morning coffee, the Logan’s hardware store became a staple of the community.
Sadly, tragedy struck the Logan’s business in 1986, when a fire broke out in the store, causing it to burn to the ground. Once the store was rebuilt, Mack decided to take a break from the hardware business in order to pursue other interests. That is, until 1996, when he once again bought his former hardware store and rebranded as Ace Hardware of Ellijay, which had recently moved to its current location at 305 South Main Street.
Since that time, Mack took the initiative to expand Ace Hardware of Ellijay bit by bit, adding a furniture department, a clothing department, a Garden Center and even a special area of the store dedicated to lumber and building supplies. Mack took what began as a small hardware store with limited goods and turned it into a one-stop shop for just about any need that the community had.
Today, Ace Hardware of Ellijay employs more than 20 workers, some of whom have been working at the store for decades. You can often find them gathered together in the mornings, eating breakfast and communing with one another, much like their predecessors did in 1968.
While modern-day Ace of Ellijay has grown over the years, one thing has never changed: its dedication to the community and popularity as a family-owned, old-fashioned hardware store. It also remains a sought-after destination for Christmas shoppers looking for a huge selection of gifts and goods (including the kitchen sink, should you need one).
There is something for everyone at Ace of Ellijay during the holidays, from Monster Moto Mini Bikes and Go-Karts for the kids to name brand appliances, stunning bathroom vanities and DIY items for adults.
Have family members in need of some cold weather clothing? Ace carries a large selection of Carhartt and Wrangler clothes that are perfect for winter time, as well as a huge inventory of boots from Durango, Georgia Boots and more. You can even find a Christmas gift for the four-legged members of your family. Pets are welcome inside!
You know your local hardware store is special when they have a direct line to Santa Claus himself, who makes special appearances each year over the holidays to meet with well-behaved children, who love to talk with him about their Christmas wish lists. Santa loves eeing all of the John Deere toys around the Christmas Tree.
Don’t forget to ask about Ace of Ellijay’s incredible holiday deals, including doorbuster items at an extremely discounted price and special sales on Craftsman Tools, Weber products, Yeti tumblers and Trager Wood Fired Grills. You can also check out ACE’s Facebook page for Flash Sales and Giveaways #EllijayAce
With 44,000 square feet of merchandise to browse, you may want to pack a lunch, or just grab a handful of freshly-made popcorn available on Saturdays.
Gather the kids, meet up with your loved ones and spend the day at Ace of Ellijay this holiday season – you’ll be glad that you did!
For more information:
ACE Hardware and Furniture of Ellijay
305 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
Monday through Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday: 7am-5pm, Sunday: Closed
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