Nash County awarded its first Retail and Small Business Incentive Grant on Monday, allocating $10,000 to Bells Hardware and Outdoor Power Equipment in Nashville toward the company’s $1.5 million expansion to became an Ace Hardware store.

The grant is contingent on a matching amount from the town of Nashville and will be applied to support the relocation of a town sewer line along the property on Washington Street, said Susan Phelps, retail economic developer for the county.

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