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Pictured are (left to right) George Muersch Jr., Rose Muersch, George Muersch Sr. and Robin Muersch at the 1995 grand opening party of the new Will Cook Ace Hardware in Homer Glen. George Sr. and Robin opened the original building in 1979, and George Jr. joined the business less than a year later. Photos submitted
The original shop and surrounding area how it looked in 1983.
Will O’Brien, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CDT September 12, 2019
In the late 1970s, with the region growing, and George Muersch Jr. in the Navy, his father asked him a question: Would he come home to help his parents open a hardware store?