Having grown up on the Central Coast, Miner's is a fixture in our family. My parent's have been loyal Miner's customer's for years, through projects large and small. My dad has always marveled at the wealth of knowledge found in the Miner's staff. Men and women who seem to have every washer, nut, bolt and possible solution stored in a database between their ears!
As we have watched Miner's expand over the years, we have grown to frequent the Arroyo Grande store the most, whereas when I was growing up in Grover (City) Beach, the Grover location was our "go to" hardware, home maintenance and landscaping stop.
My son loves it for the fresh popcorn served on the weekends. I have to admit that I love it for the wide selection of plants at reasonable prices and the frequent Customer Appreciation sales. My mom and I also frequently walk away with something from their home furnishings and gifts department that we didn't intend to buy but are drawn to (their buyers are GOOD).
And the feature that I cannot say enough about is the small-town customer service that you receive, from the lumber pick-up warehouse to the garden department -- even when you are matching an obscure light bulb or having a key made (they are the best in the County for keys). And right up through the friendly register staff... It has always been family-owned and operated and the message is clear that the Miner Family has a certain expectation about how to treat their customers, and I don't think that has flagged or will ever change, thankfully.
Oh! And my favorite new addition to the Miner's Ace Hardware family of stores is the San Luis Location ... go to the link below for their Yelp!
186 Station Way,
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420