Farmington Hills-based ACO Home, Garden & Hardware has announced plans to close 14 local stores.
Michigan's largest independent hardware retailer announced Thursday that the plan to shut down the under-performing stores aims to "improve and strengthen the company’s financial performance." Stores in Farmington and Farmington Hills are not affected.
“To ensure our long term growth and sustainability, we must always strive to manage our costs and allocate resources to areas of our business that make a meaningful contribution to our financial performance," President and CEO Dick Snyder said in a news release.
The company is also in the process of remodeling other stores to lure shoppers and accommodate expanded merchandise. A blow-out sale is scheduled to begin May 23 at the stores slated for closure.
ACO said it is closing the following stores:
- 13400 E. Eleven Mile, Warren
- 5125 Gratiot, Saginaw
- 417 W. Genesee, Lapeer
- 921 Holmes, Lansing
- 43335 Joy Road, Canton
- 41701 Garfield, Clinton Township
- 2195 W. Vienna, Clio
- 34800 23 Mile, New Baltimore
- 2965 E. Big Beaver, Troy
- 2986 Center Avenue, Essexville
- 1370 North Leroy Street, Fenton
- 619 S. Adams, Birmingham
- 1036 Emerick Street, Ypsilanti
- 18610 C Fenkell Street, Detroit