Farmington Great Lakes Ace celebrates with chain cutting

Farmington Great Lakes Ace Hardware, the newest addition to The Groves shopping center in downtown Farmington, kicked off its grand opening celebration November 18 with a chain cutting ceremony.

Hosted by the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, the event marked the first public appearance of new Chamber director Mary Martin, whose official first day of work is December 5.

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Farmington Great Lakes Ace Hardware manager Brandon Stewart, right, shakes hands with Habitat for Humanity Oakland County Executive Director Tim Ruggles.

Following the chain cutting, Great Lakes Ace store manager Brandon Stewart announced an effort to support Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, which helps people gain stability and self-reliance by building or improving homes.  Customers can purchase a Great Lakes Ace bucket for $5, and proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit, which also operates a ReStore home improvement outlet on Grand River in Farmington Hills.