Ace of Wellington has been sold and the store will become Bomgaars Supply effective July 1.

“This is one of those bittersweet moments in life,” said Doug Andersen, whose family has owned the Ace since 2008. “While it affords the opportunity to move on to other things, it also closes a chapter in our family’s life. What we will miss most are the people we’ve gotten to know through both personal and business relationships formed over the past 6 years.”

Andersen said his family — Vicky, Ian and Blair, Eric and Elizabeth — personally want to thank all the loyal supporters of Ace of Wellington who have made their experience so rewarding.

The Wellington store will be the 69th Bomgaars, a chain that serves primarily rural communities in six Midwestern states. Family-owned and based in Sioux City, Iowa, its inventory is merchandised to serve the needs of both suburban and agricultural customers. The chain, started in the 1930s, has stores in Brighton, Loveland and Sterling.

There will be some familiarity at the new Bomgaars, Andersen said, because the company has agreed to retain the current Ace staff. However, Andersen said the community can look forward to some sweeping changes in what Bomgaars has to offer.

Bomgaars will also be taking over the North Forty News office space, and the newspaper’s made plans to move late-June to a new location at 3745 Cleveland Ave. on Wellington’s Main Street.

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