Strosniders Hardware in Downtown Silver Spring Now Silver Spring Ace Hardware

Strosniders Hardware in Downtown Silver Spring is now Silver Spring Ace Hardware

Strosniders Hardware has been in MoCo since 1953. They have locations in Bethesda, Kensington, and Potomac.

Up until yesterday, they had a location in Downtown Silver Spring as well. Today we were told by a Strosniders representative that the 815 Wayne Ave. store is no longer affiliated with local franchise.

The Hardware store will now be known as Silver Spring Ace Hardware according to employee we spoke with earlier today.

UPDATED to include the following press release:

BETHESDA, MD. (February 18, 2020) Strosniders Hardware (“Strosniders”), a DC area hardware store chain, announced today the sale of its Silver Spring location to A Few Cool Hardware Stores (AFCHS). It will be saying goodbyeafter 20 years in the community. Strosniders will continue the operation of its three other Maryland locations: Bethesda, Kensington, and Potomac.

“After detailed review, it was decided that the best course of action was to sell our Silver Spring location” says Stan Smith, co-owner of Strosniders. It was important that this transitionincluded the hiring of all present employees, and this sale is an important step in reaching our goal of sustaining a stronger business. We want to thank our customers for all their support over the years, and we look forward to continuing the Strosniders tradition at our other locations”.

AFCHS, another local hardware chain a part of the Ace Hardware cooperative, will obtain the 10,000 square foot space.Started in 2003 by owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman, its stores encompass the Baltimore and Washington DC area, and this acquisition will mark its 13th location.

“We are thrilled to add Strosniders of Silver Spring to our family of hardware stores” says Gina. “The store will be renamed Silver Spring Ace Hardware and the community can expect a continued focus on great customer service and the products customers need to complete their projects”.

About Strosniders Hardware

Strosniders Hardware is one of the leading independent hardware stores of its size in the nation, with three locations in Maryland: Bethesda, Kensington, and Potomac. Customers are presented with an expansive selection of hardware, housewares, garden, paint, grilling, seasonal merchandise, and more. Since 1953, Strosniders has not only supported, but also become a part of the local community, as well as built a reputation as the destination for all home improvement needs. For more information, visit


2 Comments on "Strosniders Hardware in Downtown Silver Spring Now Silver Spring Ace Hardware"

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  2. I hope this works out for all their employees.

  3. Hey Alex,

    Thanks for sharing this. We really hope that everything will be fine with the Strosniders Hardware.

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