They still have the Ace sign out front. I would assume Ace doesn't want it there anymore. And yeah, their inventory is pretty slim these days. Flood and family drama threw a monkey wrench in that operation.
That place is a good lesson in how to take a viable business and run it into the ground. Such a shame. I used to go in there every weekend. After five tries with them not having what I require, I am done.
I guess the former wife was the driving force in running the business correctly. What I don't understand is that the boutique is fully stocked with expensive merchandise yet the hardware part of the store is vacant.
The only positive thing is that it's easy to get a parking spot now.
Alspaugh's hardware has been an asset to this community for many years. We've heard about their family situation and we know that the Harvey flood took a toll on their business. They're experiencing some difficult times it appears.
But how about a little support? Give them some grace. They've earned it.