Jim Wennersten chose Gilbert for the location of his fourth Ace Hardware store in the Phoenix metro area.
Jim Wennersten opened his fourth Ace Hardware store in the Phoenix metro area, this one a 14,603-square-foot standalone store, on Aug. 16 at 3232 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. 480-912-7275. www.acehardware.com
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.