"I woke up today to see a Facebook rumor concerning financial issues with Ace Hardware in Granite City.
Please stop this completely false rumor right now. I have spoken with the Cotton's this morning. As always feel free to call me for information before posting something that may not be accurate, my door is always open..
The facts are as follows:
1. They can not get enough employees right now.
2. This store is running neck and neck as their top performing store.
3. We need to get true facts before starting bad rumors.
4. Be part of the solution not part of the problem."
On the flip side of this story, the employees are saying quite the opposite claiming they were told of these financial difficulties the store is experiencing.
With the high cost of lumber, etc...people are putting off projects that would normally be taking place during the summer season. Couple that with the non stop warnings about this virus surging again, many people are reluctant to share the same air space in any environment that is not absolutely neccessary these days.
I wish them the best, and hope people remember to shop local when possible and help these places stay in business!