In the hands of an artist, hammers can be used to hang pictures, forge ice sculptures, or chisel love sonnets into freshly laid dry wall. Stock up on handy and stylistic tools with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-improvement supplies at Harry's Ace Hardware. This Groupon is valid at the locations on Magazine Street, General Meyer Avenue, and Metairie Road.
Harry Offner's third generation of hardware-doting descendants equip handy persons and diligent homeowners with an extensive selection of home-improvement goodies at Harry's Ace Hardware, a shop Offner founded in 1910. Fixer-uppers can use Ace Hardware's central website to preorder purchases for pickup at one of Harry's locations to sidestep shipping costs and long lines for the latest generation wood chipper. A Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49) accords folks with the tools needed to mount a screwdriver on the wall, and the glowing globes from a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($23.88) can replace old burnouts to light up a room or wired pumpkin. For those with lawn-care needs, a bag of Halts crabgrass preventer ($15.99) helps to hamper potential invasions of herbaceous crustaceans.
The knowledgeable staff renders services including key cutting, paint-color matching, and assisting customers in their search for a particular hardware product, such as a specific kind of bolt or a hammer that doubles as a pacifier. The Ace Rewards Card endows loyal customers with gift certificates as they accumulate earned points.
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.