Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Shopping Centers — August 31 - September 13, 2012 — 11B


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sense of order, an awesome d i s p l a y o f merchandise, a feeling that you’re going to find what you n e e d…a n d , yes, even a dis- tinctive aura or aroma that

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comes from so many products on hand, each with its own pur- pose. Bolts, nuts and washers, hand tools, light bulbs, plumb- ing supplies, and just about everything under the sun you need in a pinch. At Stanley’s True Value Hardware, it’s all in one place in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia and where a new day is in the making. When Your Name Is On The Door, Relationships Take On A Heightened Im- portance. When Stanley Jaconski and his wife opened their store in Manayunk in 1948, the tradition of providing excel- lent service for customers was established. In 1958, Stanley’s moved to its landmark location at 5555 Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadel- phia where the Jaconski’s son, also named Stanley, expanded the concept into a hardware store. Thus the name Stanley’s Hardware. The unique characteristic of Stanley’s Hardware is old-fash- ioned customer service. Once you enter the store, in 7 to 8 seconds an employee will ask, ”May I help you?” I’ve been in the store ten times and it’s hap- pened every time. Today, Stanley’s is owned and operated by the third gen- eration of Jaconskis, brothers Mark and Joe. From Ridge Ave., always- bustling Stanley’s Hardware services the Northwest part of Philadelphia including Roxbor- ough, East Falls, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill, as well as the surrounding suburbs of Belmont Hills, Bala Cynwyd and the City Line area. While business is split about 60-40 between homeowners and con- tractors, Stanley’s customers also include Philadelphia Uni- versity, Penn Charter School, RoxboroughMemorial Hospital, as well as popular NBC, ABC and CBS broadcast stations and FM radio stations 94 Continued on page 26B

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