Ace Hardware is looking to put a new location somewhere along 159th Street, a City of Oak Forest official confirmed Friday.
The new store isn't locked down yet but they are interested "in the area," said Public Relations Coordinator Chrissy Maher.
"They’re still kind of looking in the area for what’s best for them," she said.
Ace Hardware wants a 12,000 square-foot store somewhere along the thoroughfare, Maher said.
"They see opportunity for growth," she said.
Maher couldn't provide a timeline for when Ace Hardware would pull the the trigger. Launching a new store depends on finding a good deal for the space, she added.
The city does have parcel of land along 159th that they are looking to sell off. Officials confirmed this week that a developer is interested in turning the church property into retail space but didn't offer specifics on who.
A new store in Oak Forest would mean a return for Ace Hardware. A 30,000-square-foot store at 15541 Cicero Ave. closed three years ago.
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