Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

Waverly Ace Hardware: Your Neighborhood Hardware Store

GHCC was a big supporter of Ace Hardware moving into Waverly, and we’re thrilled to see business taking off!  Our Community Economic Development program fosters business district development by connecting local businesses to our network of resources and partnerships.  Greater Homewood neighborhoods like Waverly Village are a perfect place to open a business.  To learn more about our economic development initiatives, visit our website.

Submitted by Rachel Machacek, Ace Hardware Stores

Waverly Ace Hardware
As we’ve opened up hardware stores in DC and Baltimore, we’ve focused on underserved communities that value small local business. After our success with Federal Hill Ace, we started looking in north Baltimore for a new location. We saw a lot of potential for growth and opportunity in Waverly and the community members really made us feel like they would embrace a local business. And they have!

Now that we’ve been open for the better part of a year, we’re becoming a hub for homeowners working on renovations as well as those looking for quick home maintenance items. We’ve also had a wonderful time getting involved with the community – particularly during the Waverly Winter Wonderland for which we took pictures of neighbors with Santa Claus.

Waverly Ace Hardware
The impending Lowe’s down the street is a source of concern for us. Our presence is still growing and we hope that the neighborhood will recognize that we are poised as a locally run business to offer not just jobs, retail, and services but also be a gathering spot for the community. We recently sponsored a pet adoption day and look forward to another in July, and we’re kicking off free bike workshops in April as part of an overall emphasis on providing community services in addition to selling hardware and home-maintenance products.

We’ve also worked on a strong Internet presence through Facebook, Twitter and a blog to provide up to minute info on sales and essential DIY advice.
Waverly Ace Hardware
Waverly Ace Hardware is located across the street from the Giant grocery store at 601 Homestead Street, Baltimore, and has plenty of free parking.
Store hours:
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for Neighborhood Bike Stop Workshop: Changing a flat
Saturday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Learn to change an inner tube with the pros @ Light Street Cycles. They’ll be on hand at Waverly Ace on April 17 to give some quick and dirty lessons. Changing a flat is really quite easy! The workshop is free and we have bike racks outside the store. No excuses!