A house is like a home with dozens of things that constantly need fastening, adjusting, caulking, and cake-frosting removal. Restock your tool belt with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of goods and services at Harry's Ace Hardware. This Groupon is valid at all three of Harry's Ace Hardware locations.
Helmed by a third generation of Offner hardware outfitters, Harry's Ace Hardware has been assisting craft-conscious carpenters and harried homeowners for more than 100 years. Using Ace Hardware's website, enterprising handymen can preorder purchases and pick them up at one of Harry's Ace Hardware locations with no shipping costs. Suit up for an afternoon of passionate picture-hanging with a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49) or VPT rip hammer ($6.29). Illuminate your newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), or stave off luring lawn crustaceans with a bag of Halts crabgrass preventer ($15.99). Choose the perfect paint to complement your antique pleather recliner with Harry's computerized paint-matching services, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Whatever the project may be, Ace Hardware carries the wares and professional guidance to get the home-improvement wheel running without unexpected leaks or squeaking noises. Top-drawer customer service, an enormous stock of supplies for all occasions, competitive prices, and the ability to special order any product make Ace the place that houses dream about when they begin having existential crises.
Stock and prices may vary at the different locations. Call ahead if looking for a particular product.
Harry's Ace Hardware
In 1910, Harry Offner opened his first hardware shop on South Rampart Street in downtown New Orleans, setting the foundation for a local network of three retail stores with more than 27,000 items in stock and 90,000 more available through catalogs or the Ace Hardware website. Like a treasured heirloom or the gene for double-jointed elbows, the business has passed through three generations as Harry's grandkids currently mind the store to help homeowners and handy folks find cleaning and painting supplies, lawn-care implements, housewares, and tools from well-known brands. The knowledgeable staff also assists shoppers with a variety of services, from cutting keys and threading pipes to minor household repair jobs performed by licensed and insured handymen.