Once again, the building at 231 W. East Ave. will feature hardware, paint and garden supplies when the Ace Hardware opens at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The building lost its hardware flavor when owner Lowe’s shut down the Orchard Supply Hardware stores a time after purchasing the Bay Area-based chain.

Ace has been eyeing Chico for some time, according to manager Rich Coombs, who worked for OSH for 28 years, but not in Chico.

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