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Welcome to the neighborhood, Westlake Ace Hardware!

Owner/Broker of Brookside Real Estate, Jim Kraus and Westlake Ace Hardware GM in Brookside, Amber Murfin.

New to 63rd Street – Brookside Real Estate Company wants to welcome Westlake Ace Hardware!

The perfect addition to the neighborhood and the first hardware store in Brookside since the 1980s, Westlake Ace Hardware is committed to providing reliable service, helpful advice and the top quality products so customers can get their projects right every time.  We recently spoke with the General Manager,  Amber to learn more about and Westlake’s newest location in our favorite neighborhood – Brookside!

Tell us a little bit about your background:

I’ve worked with Westlake Ace Hardware for about 13 years now. I actually started out in the inventory industry and I eventually worked my way up through the ranks there. I just fell in love with hardware and have managed a few different locations over the years. 

What made you want to come work at the new Brookside location?

This is the smallest store in the  company and it was a challenge for us to be able to figure out a way to take everything that we knew we needed to carry for the community, and put it into a very small space. That was the fun challenge here and I was up for the opportunity.

What makes this Brookside location different from the other Westlake Ace Hardware locations throughout Kansas City?

The preservation and the care that we’ve put into the building itself is definitely unique. This building (formerly Tuesday Morning) was built in 1940. The first thing that we did is we came in and tore out all the drop ceilings and exposed the raw beams. We put in brand new LED lighting, we even sand blasted the brick all the way around – and we were able to preserve a couple of the original windows.

What is your favorite part about working in Brookside?

I really love the sense of community here in Brookside and enjoy helping customers find the right products they need for any and all projects.

Westlake Ace Hardware offers traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, electrical supplies, and convenient curbside pickup. The Brookside location features a Backyard BBQ department with grills and BBQ accessories from a variety of brands including Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg.

Next time you’re in the neighborhood or working on a new home improvement project,  stop by Westlake Ace Hardware at 104 W. 63rd Street! While you’re here,  pay a visit to your friends at Brookside Real Estate Company located at 9 W 63rd St – when the flag is up, we’re open!