Hammer Hardware opens in new shop
The tills were ringing at Hammer Hardware on Monday as shoppers jumped at the opportunity to fill up their trolleys at the new Hammer Hardware Kaiko¯ura.
The Mitre 10 store was significantly damaged in the November earthquake and owners, the Hills family, had to search for an alternative site.
Roz, Bruce, son James and daughter Cindy Hills have rebranded the shop as Hammer Hardware and relocated to a new we’re excited to open in the new location and help locals with their DIY and garden needs again.’’
The new shop will form part of a retail hub along with New World, Smith’s City, Hunting and Fishing, Postie, and Kaiko¯ura Community Gym.
Roz said once they decided to relocate they did a thorough review of available sites.
‘‘After finding that none of the available sites met the suitability and size requirements for a Mitre 10 store, we decided re-branding as a Hammer Hardware was the best way to continue the store’s legacy,’’ she said.
The Hills promise that the new store will carry a full range of home improvement, paint and gardening supplies.
Cindy was excited about the new garden centre.
‘‘Kaiko¯ura residents are passionate gardeners – so it was essential that the new location had a similar sized garden centre too,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ll still have a great range of products that you’d expect in a home improvement store, as well as the same friendly faces - albeit in a smaller space.’’
James said they want to thank locals for their patience and support throughout the re-opening process.
‘‘The re-build has been a massive undertaking for the whole region but the positive, supportive attitudes of locals says a lot about who we are and the kind of town we’ll continue to be.’’
Roz Hills helping out at the Hammer Hardware checkout on Monday.