ABINGDON, Va. (WFXR) — Food City and Ace Hardware are joining forces to make a new line called Curt’s Ace Hardware.

“We look forward to bringing Curt’s Ace Hardware store locations to the communities where we know there is a need,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Given our vast merchandising and marketing experience, I’m confident that our team will do an excellent job managing and operating these locations.”

Curt’s Ace Hardware Team (Photo courtesy: Food City)

The new store line is expected to launch this summer and Food City is looking at locations including Abingdon, Bristol, Piney Flats, Erwin, Elizabethton, and Gray, Tennessee.

“We greatly appreciate the support that our loyal customers have shown us, and we want to leverage our Curt’s Ace Hardware brand to better serve the communities where we already do business,” said Smith.

For more information visit Food City’s website.