Ace Hardware recently opened a new location on Pacific Highway in Federal Way. Formerly home to Oriental Garden Center, the space has been renovated and expanded into a 10,000 square-foot store. Also included on the property is a 1,400 square-foot covered outdoor garden area.

Helix Design Group was the main architectural consultant on the $1,660,000 project. Also involved were Nick Rose, owner and developer, Barghausen Consulting Engineers, civil engineer, PCS Structural Solutions, structural engineer, and Geo Resources, LLC, geotechnical engineer.

Ace Hardware operates over 20 stores in the South Sound area. In March 2017, the company reported that its global locations numbered over 5,000.