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Ladies’ Night & Mixer – Wednesday October 4, 4 pm–8 pm

Ladies’ Night returns to all Cole Hardware locations on Wednesday, October 4. We’ve put together a fun evening of activities and raffle prizes for all to enjoy. The great news is that you don’t even need to be a “lady” to attend—all are welcome: men, women, the young, and the young at heart! Please join us for an exciting evening and bring the family. Enjoy $10 off a $20 purchase, and a $10 purchase gets you a free gift!

See page 2 for event details!

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Cole Hardware North Beach, Russian Hill, and SoMa Stores Are UPS Access Points™

Being at home for package deliveries isn’t always convenient when you’ve got places to be. Shipping your online purchases to your workplace or office can be awkward if a coworker mistakenly opens a package. That’s why Cole Hardware ’s North Beach, Russian Hill, and SoMa locations are now part of the UPS Access Point network that offers you a safe place to pick up your shipments—at your convenience. Redirect your packages to Cole Hardware before UPS makes a first delivery attempt to your home with a UPS My Choice® membership. You can even choose a default location to send your packages for free. If you are not home when UPS attempts to deliver your package, they will drop off your package with us for you to pick up. This way, it’s not sitting on your doorstep for anyone to nab. Just bring identification with you when you come to retrieve your delivery. Shopping for shoes and clothes online can often result in the need to return merchandise if it doesn’t fit, or the quality isn’t what you want. You can now drop off your return packages with us too! Just make sure it has a UPS return label. No need to find a UPS store. And with our everyday hours of 8:00 am–8:00 pm at North Beach and Russian Hill, and 8:00 am–7:00 pm at SoMa, you can pick up or drop off a package on your time frame. With the holidays soon to be upon us, UPS My Choice allows you to print labels and then drop packages off with us to ship your cookies and gifts to family and friends across the country. We’re working to get our other locations up and running as UPS Access Points, too!

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Aarke: Home Carbonation Refined


I love it. Well, I love making my own sparkling water, and my SodaStream machine has been a workhorse and very functional. But then something shiny and new caught my eye! Recently, I came across the Aarke, which means “everyday” in an obscure Swedish dialect. When I saw the Aarke in a trade publication, I was immediately intrigued. Its creator clearly set out to make a beautiful and functional appliance. Success. The Aarke is a sleek, stainless steel soda maker. Its visual footprint on your counter is compact, and it is 100% compatible with your existing SodaStream 60-liter cartridge and bottles, too. The lever carbonates and releases pressure nearly simultaneously, and it’s pretty darn quiet, too. Designed from the inside out, this Swedish marvel will look great in your kitchen.
Want to upgrade your plastic soda maker to this beautifully designed Aarke? Come on in and take a look. (Aarke: Sku 606700, $199.99; CO2 Cylinder: Sku 6275929, $29.99) —Rick

Upgrade to an Aarke, and we’ll include your first cylinder exchange free when your carbonator is spent—a $16.99 value.

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Meet the Bugs!

girlbugsgirlRockridge Store 5533 College Avenue Saturday, September 16 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Russian Hill Store 2254 Polk Street Saturday, September 23 1:00 pm–3:00 pm is committed to inspiring participation and awareness in the preservation of fragile ecosystems by providing opportunities for direct personal action to save the diversity of life on earth. Their popular Insect Discovery Lab will be visiting our Rockridge store on Saturday, September 16, and our Russian Hill store on Saturday, September 23. You can help, too. Shop at our stores during the insects’ visit and use the coupon below. You’ll save 10%, will receive 10% of all purchases made by shoppers using the coupon, and your children (or you!) can meet the bugs from the Insect Discovery Lab that will be making an appearance. Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions, and more with this hands-on event! Introduce your children to the extraordinarily diverse world of insects and other arthropods.

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Benjamin Moore®: Paint Like No Other®

In the Bay Area, we enjoy our most pleasant weather in September. A great time to enjoy the bounty of outdoor activities, but it’s also a great time to take on a weekend painting project before the chaos of winter holidays sets in! Painting a room is an easy, inexpensive upgrade that do-it-yourselfers can take upon themselves and accomplish in a day or two. All COLE HARDWARE stores offer the full line of premier Benjamin Moore paints: Aura, Regal, Natura, and
ben along with a complete assortment of accessories, including paintbrushes, rollers, sprayers, and wood refinishing products. Let our paint professionals help you select the right paint, sheen, and color for your home-improvement project.
Aura® Interior Paint
With its exclusive Color Lock technology, Aura delivers the ultimate performance for brilliant, rich, and everlasting color. Ideal for a master bedroom or living room.


Natura® Interior Paint
The most earth-friendly paint in the Benjamin Moore family, Natura is now certified asthma and allergy friendly and has zero VOCs and zero emissions (measured at four hours after application). Perfect for a nursery, child’s room, or small space such as a bathroom.

Regal® Select Interior Paint
Regal Select Interior has been a trusted brand for more than 50 years and is formulated for easy cleaning in a wide variety of sheens. Use in high-traffic rooms (kitchens, dining rooms) and high-traffic hallways.

ben® Interior Paint
Ben Interior is user-friendly paint for flawless results and puts premium color within reach of any budget. Ideally suited for renters. We do have to warn you! You may be overwhelmed by the more than 3,000 Benjamin Moore paint colors available. But don’t forget that paint isn’t permanent—it’s simple to paint over any color experiments gone bad. So don’t be afraid to try a new color. We also have a handy-dandy painting checklist, which assures you have everything you need for your project in one trip. And if you’re on Muni or BART, we’ll happily deliver your paint, even on the same day as your visit if possible!


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Collection: Underwear for the Underserved

We’ve all heard the line from our mothers, “Always wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.” And most of us have the luxury of wearing clean underclothes daily. Unfortunately, for thousands of homeless and underserved folks in San Francisco with no access to laundry facilities, clean underclothes are not a reality. Along with our friends at St. Anthony Foundation, all COLE HARDWARE locations will serve as drop-off sites for new underwear during the month of September. For obvious reasons, we can only accept new items in their original, unopened packaging and/or with manufacturer tags. We will be happy to take any new undergarments—including underpants, T-shirts, socks, and bras. Don’t forget children’s sizes, too! The mission of St. Anthony Foundation is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, and lift the spirits of those in need and to create a society in which all people flourish. They are committed to providing the poor of San Francisco with basic needs and services as a gateway to reclaiming their sense of dignity and progressing toward stability. No need for designer duds: plain tighty-whities will be gratefully accepted!

Donations accepted at any COLE HARDWARE location throughout September.

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Big Green Egg – Live Demonstrations


Rockridge Store 5533 College Avenue Saturday, August 12 Noon–3:00 pm

Cole Valley Store 956 Cole Street Saturday, August 5 Noon–3:00 pm

North Beach Store 627 Vallejo Street Saturday, August 26 Noon–3:00 pm

From appetizers and entrées to desserts, the Big Green Egg® will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection. With seven convenient sizes to choose from, there is a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle. The EGG® stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. More than just a barbecue, the Big Green Egg is a complete cooking system that allows you to grill, slow cook, bake, smoke, and roast. See the Big Green Egg in action and prepare to get hungry! Our “EGGsperts” will answer any questions you might have as we cook up a variety of tasty treats while demonstrating how easy it is!

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Big Green Egg® Demonstrations


Rockridge Store 5533 College Avenue Saturday, June 17 11:00 am–2:00 pm

North Beach Store 627 Vallejo Street Saturday, June 24 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Considering a Big Green Egg for Dad for Father’s Day? Invest in one, and you will appreciate the feasts he cooks up! From appetizers and entrées to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection. With seven convenient sizes to choose from, there is a Big Green Egg to fit any BGE-Logo-Vertlifestyle. The EGG® stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. More than just a barbecue, the Big Green Egg is a complete cooking system that allows you to grill, slow cook, bake, smoke, and roast. See the Big Green Egg in action and prepare to get hungry! Our “EGGsperts” will answer any questions you might have as we cook up a variety of tasty treats while demonstrating how easy it is! To sweeten the deal, purchase any EGG, nest holder, and mate shelf extensions and receive a $100 COLE HARDWARE gift card.

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Men’s Suits and Clothing Collection


Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 3.13.51 PMIn honor of Father’s Day, we will be hosting a suit collection at all of our San Francisco locations to benefit the St. Anthony Foundation, whose mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, and lift the spirits of those in need and create a society in which all people flourish. Clothes collected at our Rockridge store will benefit Wardrobe for Oppor t unity, which works in partnership with the community to assist low-income individuals in their efforts to find and keep jobs and build careers.Our collection will be open to all clean, gently worn men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, but suits are needed most. Donated clothing should be in good condition. We cannot accept clothing that is tattered or stained.

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Meet Marc, Our Master Locksmith

Call him 24/7 at 415/760-LOCK for speedy service!

We joke around the Repair Referral Service office that Marc has been tinkering with locks since infancy—well, almost! A native San Franciscan, Marc has been trained in commercial and indus -trial locksmithing and has more than 30 years of commercial and residential work under his tool belt, including much experience installing and maintaining locks in the many Victor ians and Edwardians in San Francisco. He takes pride in his work and offers unparalleled customer service in the COLE HARDWARE tradition. Marc specializes in tiered master key systems. If you own several buildings and want to use one master key for entry to all, you would have a grand master. For a single building, you’d use a building master, and each floor of a building could have its own master, which would be a floor master. Marc can customize each master key system to whatever your security needs may be. Marc also recommends that homeowners, business owners, and property managers consider purchasing a lock system that will block unauthorized duplication of keys. This concept is called “key control.” COLE HARDWARE carries locks that operate with high security and patented keys.A typical call for Marc is a “rekey” (combination change) request, whereby, for any number of reasons, a customer needs his or her locks changed. Marc also gets calls when customers are locked out of their house or car. In most cases, Marc can provide a fast 30-minute response time. Marc says, “People should take a few minutes to recall who might have copies of their property keys, such as a former housemate, dog walker, tradesperson, contractor, and so on.” Many people in San Francisco live in shared housing. Locks and keys are rarely changed when a property is bought, sold, or re-rented, which means former tenants and their friends, associates, and others might still have keys to your home. Consider a security consultation with Marc if you have any doubts or concerns about the overall security of your property. Marc can do a complete walk-through of your property. He will look for any security vulnerabilities and point out any substandard hardware (locks, windows, doors, and so on). He will then provide a written summary that will include suggestions as well as hardware recommendations. A standard security consultation is $150. If customers choose Marc to upgrade their security, the $150 fee is applied to the final bill. For the month of June, Marc is offering a special price of $99.99 for a security consultation—a $50 savings! Additionally, Marc suggests installing quality locks such as Schlage or high-security locks like Medeco. Marc is able to install high-security locks, card reader locks, magnetic locks, and even biometric (fingerprint reader) locks. He also installs and maintains commercial door closers and panic hardware. In some cases, Marc has even fabricated his own parts for our commercial customers where standard parts just wouldn’t hold up to the excessive use! Whatever your needs may be—from a master key system for your building complex to a simple residential deadbolt installation—Marc is the one you need to call! You can contact Marc directly in emergencies or after hours at 415/760-LOCK (415/760-5625), or call our Repair Referral Service at 415/753-2653 ext. 3. We will put you in touch with Marc. He is one of the many assets of our Repair Referral Service, and we are glad to have him. As always, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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