More development is coming to Noble Square in the form of a proposed condo building that would take the place of a recently sold, family-owned Ace Hardware, according to DNAinfo. Joining recent projects on Haddon Street and on the Triangle itself, the old title of Polish Broadway may soon be more appropriate.
Developer Gary Mikhaylov of GNP Development scooped up the 15,000-square-foot store at 1011-13 N. Ashland Avenue for $1.75 million on Thursday, and plans to build a four-story building with retail on the ground floor and 14 condos. Every unit, ranging in size from 1,350 to 2,150 square feet, will have three bedrooms.
The former paint shop turned Ace Hardware originally opened in 1911. Evidently, Ace owner Carmine Macchiaroli met his wife while working behind the counter. The property moved after just two weeks on the market, another sign of a rapidly changing neighborhood.