Ace Hardware to close 37th Street location

A "going out of business" sign greeted customers at Arrow Ace Hardware at 905 37th St. NW in Rochester.

After eight years of selling snow shovels, nails and more along Northwest Rochester's 37 Street, Arrow Ace Hardware is calling it quits.

A "Going Out of Business" sale started this week. It's unknown exactly when the store at 905 37th St. NW will close its doors for good.

The St. Peter-based  Neiman family owns that store as well as two other Rochester stores in the Silverlake Shopping Center and Crossroads Shopping Center . Those store will remain open, though they "will receive a re-merchandising as a result of this change, according to Arrow Ace Hardware.

"Unfortunately, the occupancy expense for a stand-alone building, at an intersection with a stoplight and in such a vibrantly growing town, has caused this store’s performance to be below my requirements. We are proud of our team here, and I am delighted to report that we have invited them to join us in our other two Rochester locations to continue providing superior customer service," Arrow Ace Vice President Brad Neiman in the announcement of the closing. "I look forward to exploring the Rochester market for future locations that allow us to better serve our customers."

Arrow Ace Hardware leased the 37th Street building and opened the store in 2011 . The building previously housed a former Hollywood Video store . The video store closed its doors in 2010.


In 2015, the Neiman family purchased the building for $1.2 million from real estate investor Les Nelson, of Clear Lake, Iowa

The Neiman family also owns Arrow Ace Hardware stores in Saint Peter, Owatonna, Shakopee, Northfield, and Saint Cloud.

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