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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Dacula ALDI store to open Thursday

Dacula ALDI store to open Thursday

Beginning Thursday, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers an alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens its new Dacula store located at 3565 Braselton Highway.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 8:45 a.m., followed by the official public opening at 9 a.m., which will include product samples and on-site sweepstakes for a change to win ALDI gift certificates.

“We are pleased to bring a store to Dacula to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Thom Behtz, Jefferson division vice president for ALDI.

The location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

New Ace Hardware Store opening in Lawrenceville

Artistic Builders Supply Ace Hardware will open its doors Thursday, Dec. 5 with a three-day grand opening.

The business is located at 936 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville and is the second store opened by local residents and owners CE Smith and his sons, Mark and Johnny.

“Our mission is to provide customers with convenience combined with superior service through one-on-one expert advice and assistance,” said CE Smith, owner of Artistic Builders Supply Ace Hardware. “We look forward to becoming a helpful and valuable neighbor to the community, both inside and outside the walls of our store.”

The 20,000-square-foot store carries thousands of essential products and supplies to help people take care of their homes. Key product offerings include lumber and building materials, paint, lawn and garden products, hardware, electrical, plumbing, automotive and home décor, as well as niche products such as gifts and grills.

The grand opening festivities will take place from 8 a.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Store hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The store will be closed Sundays.

Barbecue restaurant seeking nominations for surprise holiday dinners

Sonny’s BBQ is launching its first-ever Random Acts of BBQ initiative this holiday season. From now through Jan. 15, Sonny’s BBQ will solicit nominations from guests who want to surprise a deserving friend, family or member of their community with a fully-catered, delicious holiday feast. According to a news release, submissions can range from nominating a well-deserved Little League coach who has trained a generation of future all stars to nominating a loved one who was laid off and is still struggling to find a job. “Random Acts of BBQ is all about helping others feel the warmth of giving,” said Bob Yarmuth, CEO of Sonny’s BBQ. “This holiday season we’re teaming up with our guests in each of the nine states where we operate to help those in need or reward those who have acted selflessly to help improve our communities.”

Nominations can be submitted through the promotion’s website, randomactsofbbq.com, by filling out the form. Up to 100 recipients will be selected for the holiday feasts. Each holiday feast winner will receive their choice of a spiral cut ham or smoked turkey dinner with all the fixings and side items, including Sonny’s BBQ’s Homestyle Banana Pudding.