Dannemiller Chooses New Location
Writer / Tia Nielsen
A new crop will grow along a small portion of SR 135 this summer. It won’t be green, but it appears to be resilient. And it has a knack for innovation as well.
This will be the third site in 42 years for the Dannemiller True Value Hardware and Service Center. The second-generation Dannemiller business bought two acres of quiet land fronting SR 135 south of Whiteland Road. The new location will be immediately south of the South Grove Landing Shoppes with Las Chalupas Mexican Grill as its near north neighbor.
The previous store closed on March 1 to make room for the new Aldi going up south of Main Street. Retailers have recently begun to grow out of the four corners of Whiteland Road and SR 135. A hardware store will fill an underserved clientele in that area.
Co-owner Greg Dannemiller expects the new store to open in August 2014 and will offer a hybrid of products and services. The retail space will be dominantly power equipment, tools, and lawn and garden. They will also continue to offer convenience electrical and plumbing items.
The shop area will continue to have certified mechanics on site to service the top-of-the-line products carried by the store, such as Stihl and Echo.
Growing from 7,600 square feet at the former location to 8,500 at the new one allows a customer favorite to expand: “There will be more individual fasteners, nuts and bolts,” says Dannemiller.
Three of Dannemiller’s adult sons are helping with everything from architectural design to reliable contracting connections.