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Johnson Lumber Ace Hardware

600 Tennant Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408-778-1550

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Very helpful service - Aug 17, 2020

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Workbench True Value Hardware

1807-N Santa Rita Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-846-0660

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Nice folks. Small shop though. - Jan 27, 2018

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Lowe's

32040 Union Landing Blvd
Union City, CA 94587 510-476-0600

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lowe's is a great place to shop for garden needs. staff are friendly and... - Aug 20, 2020

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Orinda True Value Hardware

56 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563 925-254-5429

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My first choice for most needs and projects. Friendly, helpful staff. Very... - Jul 12, 2016

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Standard 5 & 10 Ace Hardware

3545 California St
San Francisco, CA 94159 415-751-5767

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They do a great job of stocking many items despite the store being small in... - Aug 20, 2020

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Brentwood Ace Hardware

8900 Brentwood Blvd #J
Brentwood, CA 94513 925-634-3201

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good store knowledgeable people - Aug 25, 2020

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Hassett Ace Hardware

2253 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125 408-267-0223

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A welcome change from big box competitors - Oct 16, 2017

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Lowe's

5503 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531 925-779-4560

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Like Home Depot location, store is so large that it is often difficult to find... - Dec 04, 2013

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Rex Ace Hardware & Country Store

313 B St
Petaluma, CA 94952 707-762-7355

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They have knowledgeable staff with helpful informed advice and friendly service.... - Jan 27, 2020

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Standard Plumbing Ace Hardware

144 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118 415-221-1888

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easy to find products - Aug 19, 2020

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Lowe's

43612 Pacific Commons Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538 510-344-4920

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Alternative big box to Home Depot - Aug 21, 2020

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Ellis Ace Hardware

5424 Martin Luther King Jr Way #J
Oakland, CA 94609 510-653-4365

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Fits all your needs, especially plumbing , with a top rated friendly staff. - Mar 31, 2020

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Home Depot

4825 Redwood Dr
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 707-585-9200

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nice store with friendly staff. - Aug 12, 2020

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Friedman's Home Improvement

429 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954 707-774-8400

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Local hardware store that has the basics. Not great selection as far as multiple... - Aug 23, 2020

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Home Depot

43900 Icehouse Terr
Fremont, CA 94538 510-490-0191

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Excellent item selection. Help when needed is very professional. - Aug 26, 2020

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Home Depot

5631 Lone Tree Way
Brentwood, CA 94513 925-513-6060

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I like this store..nice and clean and can always find what I'm looking... - Aug 25, 2020

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Kensington Home & Hardware

303 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA 94707 510-525-2222

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Wonderful neighborhood store. - Feb 08, 2019

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Clark's Ace Hardware

325 Lincoln Ave
Napa, CA 94558 707-255-4272

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Clark's knows customer service!! - Aug 24, 2020

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Discount Builders Supply

1695 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-621-8511

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have the best selection of quality of wood, plywood over any other hardware... - Jan 12, 2016

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Progress Ace Hardware

724 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122 415-731-2038

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Always helpful and friendly. - Aug 08, 2020

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