Buying Personal Protective Equipment and Cleaning Supplies on Ludlow Avenue

Do most people who live in or around the Gaslight District know how much is available in the way of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies? Probably not. Fortunately three Ludlow Avenue stores stock everything you need to keep your residence and workplace clean and to protect you from the spread of Covid-19 both inside and outside.

The store some people overlook is Ace Hardware. It turns out Ace has gone out of its way to stock the store with everything you need for this period. Among other things, Ace Hardware sells the following products:

Face Masks. Ace Hardware sells both individual masks and ten packs.

These cotton face masks are for sale at the checkout counter at Ace Hardware. The employee told me these were all the way around the best mask out there – and in fact, it was the one she was wearing.

Face Shields.

Rubbing Alcohol.

Hydrogen Peroxide.

Cleaning Supplies, including products like Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner Liquid and disinfectant wipes.

Disposable Gloves.

Shoe Covers. Shoe covers are now considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to their Covid-resistant qualities.

Safety Glasses.

CVS also sells many of these above-mentioned items, including masks, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, and cleaning wipes. Much to their credit, they go out of their to keep everything stocked. This was the image that greeted me when I walked into the store on Monday morning:

And there’s also Clifton Market. An employee told me today that the store stocks as many items as it can for cleaning, including Lysol, hand sanitizers, and cleaning wipes, but they sell out very quickly.

Overall, it sounds like Ace Hardware is the closest thing we have to untapped resource for handling  this situation.

The pandemic has been a challenge, but our businesses have done an excellent job of facing that challenge.  Their commitment to community is why we’re happy to support these businesses.

 

Ace Hardware Is Now a UPS Access Point (Plus They Now Offer Free Off-Street Parking)

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When Ace Hardware opened at 344 Ludlow Avenue over six years ago the whole neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief, as life suddenly became a lot more convenient. And things just got more convenient when Ace Hardware announced recently that they are now a UPS Access Point for easy parcel drop-off or collection. If you want a package to go out that day, bring it in by 4pm. Owner/manager Bryan Valerius told me today that the service is already popular, with international students taking advantage of it right off the bat. So that small little sign at the entrance to Ace Hardware means a big bunch of convenience for neighborhood residents – and so does the new free off-street parking (see bottom photo for details). We’re super happy to have Ace Hardware in the neighborhood – just one more small business making this a more vibrant (and did I forget to say convenient?) neighborhood.

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