Ace Hardware opened July 1 at 2575 Hilliard-Rome Road at the former site of Sears Hardware in the Silver Horn shopping center.
The storefront had been vacant since Sears closed in October 2013.
"We're excited the storefront is a hardware store again," said Libby Gierach, president and CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. "We think it fills a niche for a hardware store in this area of Hilliard and are thrilled to welcome this family-owned business to our community."
-- Kevin Corvo