Friday, February 24, 2023, Coltrain Home and Hardware kicked off its Grand Opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The ceremony started at 4:30 as friends, family, employees, Ayden Chamber representatives, town commissioners, and the Mayor gathered in front the the hardware store. Kona Ice was set up serving snow cones while Sam Jones BBQ and other vendors were handing out samples.
Gwendy Yiznitsky, owner of Gwendy's Goodies and Chair of the Ayden Chamber opened the ceremony on behalf of the Chamber by saying, "Thank you (Sarah and Shane Coltrain) for taking the steps to bring your hardware store here to Ayden and making an investment in our community...We feel like you guys are just another piece of the puzzle of what's an amazing downtown for Ayden."
Sarah Coltrain, owner of Coltrain Home and Hardware went on to thank everyone for coming out. "Thank you for welcoming our little hardware store into Ayden. We expect to be here for many many years growing together...", said Sarah. She and her husband Shane, with their staff standing behind them, and their town, friends, and family watching, went on the cut the ribbon and officially open Coltrain Home and Hardware.
Ayden is very excited to have Coltrain Home and Hardware. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They have more than tools and hardware supplies. Coltrain's carries local honey, seasonings, giftware and more! So stop by, say hello to their bunnies, Mr. Wilson and Scooter, grab a cup of coffee and browse around. I promise they will make you family!