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By Marc Lutz 

Ottesen's now the place for Ace


February 23, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Chris Blanchett, Danette Grover, Marlin Benedict, David Roemhildt and Karl Altepeter stand inside Ottesen's Ace Hardware. Cordova resident Roemhildt bought the store on Feb. 15.

What has been talked about for months has finally happened: Ottesen's True Value is now Ottesen's Ace Hardware.

The sale was finalized on Feb. 15 to David Roemhildt, of Cordova, who has big changes in store for the business, but some things will stay exactly the same.

"The thing I kept hearing from everyone was, 'Oh, that's a good store. It's got a lot of history,'" Roemhildt said. "There's a lot of goodwill and customer loyalty to this location and this family. It's going to remain Ottesen's, but it will be Ottesen's Ace Hardware instead of Ottesen's True Value."

He added that in towns li...

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