>> Update: Southern Pines Ace Hardware opened June 7, 2016!
One new business opened in Southern Pines this week, and another is scheduled to open in late May.
McAlister's Deli, next to Talbot's in the Pinecrest Plaza shopping center, opened on April 11th. The store features 3,838 square feet of interior space, plus 2 outdoor eating areas. As part of the grand opening, McAlister's gave a free tumbler and $10 gift card to the first 100 customers, and a portion of its first week sales will be donated to Autism Speaks as part of celebrating April as Autism Awareness Month. The Southern Pines location serves all of the normal menu favorites including sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, and desserts. This location features a Wi-Fi bar and offers a full catering menu.
Southern Pines Ace Hardware is slated to open next month and is located on NC Highway 22 close to the Moore County Airport. With 20,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 10,000 square-foot outdoor garden center, the store will carry a variety of items from building and hardware supplies to a unique clothing section featuring brands not found anywhere else in Moore County. It will also feature items that are produced within the local region and will host a variety of Knowledge Seminars for Do It Yourself indoor and outdoor projects.
Hiring for new team members has already started from the recent job fair at Sandhills Community College. Ace Hardware is still accepting applications and is offering great job opportunities for high school or college students that need flexible scheduling.