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Orchard Supply Hardware - Frontage Of Figarden, Fresno Store To Open April 14, 2012 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation (Nasdaq:OSH) today announced the planned opening of a new Orchard Supply Hardware store in Fresno, California on Saturday, April 14th. Located at 6055 North Figarden Drive in the Figarden Loop area of Fresno, this will be Orchard’s 88th store, and the fourth store in Fresno. The Figarden store will bring approximately 75 additional jobs to the area. Grand Opening events include a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 7 a.m., as well as day-long vendor demos, spin and win, kid’s activities and door prizes, including a patio set and a Weber Summit Grill.

“Orchard is delighted to be expanding our presence in the Central Valley,” said Mark Baker, President and CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware. “We know that our new store layout and look will be appealing to our customers, along with the stock that we have selected to match the home and garden needs of the neighborhood.”

The new 50,000 square-foot store includes a 7,700 square-foot nursery and garden center located adjacent to the parking lot for easy access, convenience and quick in-and-out service. The interior space features a newly designed store format that boasts an engaging shopping environment, easy-to-navigate layout and Orchard’s new signature customer service center called ‘Workbench.’ The store will be managed by Orchard veteran Mike Ellis, a Clovis resident who has been with Orchard since 1979. Ellis has experience managing Orchard stores in Merced, Kings Canyon, Blackstone, Fresno and Visalia.

Orchard Supply Hardware offers more than 45,000 items to help home improvement customers with painting, landscaping, electrical and plumbing repairs, and home decorating. Customers will find exclusive brands such as Craftsman and Homes by Sunset® alongside national brands such as Toro, Stanley, DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Rubbermaid and much more.

To celebrate the Grand Opening, the Figarden store is offering $25 gift cards to the first 200 customers in line on Saturday, April 14th and giving away 3.5 gallon buckets to the first 1,000 customers on both Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Customers can also register for a chance to win a variety of exciting prizes such as a gas grill ($1,499.99 value); patio set ($599.99 value); and a cordless four-tool combo kit ($499.99 value). Additionally, all four Orchard stores in the Fresno area will be featuring 25% off everything that grows April 14th and 15th.

About Orchard Supply Hardware

Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orchard Supply LLC, is a specialty retailer primarily focused on homeowners with repair, maintenance and improvement needs. Founded as a purchasing cooperative in San Jose in 1931, as of January 28, 2012, the Company operates 87 full-service hardware stores in California. The stores average approximately 44,000 square feet of enclosed retail space and approximately 8,000 square feet of exterior nursery and garden space, carrying a broad assortment of merchandise across three primary categories: repair and maintenance, lawn and garden and in-home products.

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