Shine the light: Ace Hardware changes its bulb offerings
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Tony Lemus of Touchpoint 360, a merchandising company, revamps Ace’s lighting department last month in downtown Skokie. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media

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Where: 5035 Oakton in downtown

When: Open 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Information: (847) 673-0700

Updated: November 27, 2012 11:34AM

SKOKIE — Ace Hardware in downtown Skokie has seen the light when it comes to lights.

Skokie’s oldest business has completely revamped its lighting section to keep up with regulations regarding the sale of light bulbs.

It’s another example of the balancing act in which this store engages. Skokie Ace Hardware is faithful to its roots — its corner sto…………… continues on Skokie Review

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