Marin Ace

Help the Pollinators October 18 & 19

Honey bees

     Activities will be buzzing around Marin Ace the weekend of October 18 and 19 as volunteers from The Marin Beekeepers Association join San Rafael’s Mom & Pop hardware store for a Fall Pollinator Event.
     From 8am-6pm on Oct. 18 - 19th, Marin Ace will host a fall pollinator event, with a huge supply of pollinator friendly, drought tolerant, neonicotinoid-free plants for sale. Part of the profits will help support the “broodless” bee study currently underway through SuperOrganism, the non-profit group studying local bees with the Marin Beekeepers Association through Tiburon’s Romberg Center. Read more ...

  • Why Marin Ace is doing this
  • Fall Pollinator Event info
  • What you can do
  • Helpful Links

Halloween October 31st

Halloween is almost here

     Halloween is fast approaching and we are fully stocked with a full range of kids and adult costumes, trick or treating supplies including glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces to keep your kids visible at night.

     Check our our gallery of Halloween merchandise and come in the store to see our ghoulish selection for all the litle goblins and witches.

Smoke/CO2 Alarms have New Requirements in California

10 year compliant Smoke alarm

     California Senate Bill 745 now requires the following:
     SMOKE DETECTOR Battery(1) Commencing July 1, 2014, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a non-replaceable, non-removable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10 years.
     We hear these new non-replaceable smoke detectors are a little tricky to install – but no more replacing batteries! Once our old inventory of “old” smoke detectors are gone, they’ll be gone forever.

Now More Paint Options

     Earlier this year, Ace launched The Paint Studio, introduced our exclusive new lines of Valspar Paint.

     You asked – we improved! Not only do we now offer PAINT, but we recently re-imagined our Paint Studio, and now offer ZERO-VOC interior paints. You’ll love Valspar Optimus and Valspar Aspire no-VOC interior paint, and you can’t go wrong with our #1-rated Clark+Kensington paint + primer in one.

All our paints are available in a full spectrum of colors and choices, with even more colors of the rainbow now that our paint tinting system got an upgrade! Remember we can do color-matching too – come in and talk to one of our paint experts today!      You asked – we improved! Come check out Marin Ace’s re-imagined Paint Studio, now with ZERO-VOC interior paints. You’ll love Valspar Optimus and Valspar Aspire no-VOC interior paint, and you can’t go wrong with our #1-rated Clark+Kensington paint + primer in one.

     Remember we can do color-matching too – come in and talk to one of our paint experts today!

      NEW – as part of our new Paint Studio, we have launched an online design website to help inspire you for your painting projects! Click here to visit Helpful is beautiful at Marin Ace!

The Back to School Newsletter is here!

Back to School Newsletter Page 1

Read it online here

*Anyone who would like to ALWAYS receive this quarterly newsletter, call 415/751 5767 and ask to be coded "A" for Always mail me the newsletter!*


     Did you know… Weber has created a limited-edition line of Ace-Red colored grills, in honor of Ace Hardware’s 90th Anniversary this year! Shown: WEBER" Q1200 LP GAS GRILL LIMITED EDITION, $199.00 Come visit us at the store or online to see all these great-looking grills in person!

Now at Marin Ace: Traeger Wood Pellet Grills and the iconic Kamado Joe BBQ + one of the largest Weber selections around!

Grills Weber Grills Weber Grills


Take advantage of our $50 Flat Fee in SF and Marin Counties:

Buy your grill from us and we’ll assemble and deliver your new grill, plus dispose of your old one!

Marin Ace is located in the ♥ of Marin County at the former Sizzler, off 101 across from the Civic Center at the North San Pedro Road exit in San Rafael.

180 Merrydale
(formerly The Sizzler at 3725 Redwood Highway)
San Rafael, CA 94903
Marin Ace hours: M-F 7-7, S-S 8-6


Drought Alert! Visit our store and ask our helpful hardware folks for water-saving tips and tools! Click here for our recent article on Water Conservation help!

Text Marin to 55155

     We've partnered with to provide coupons via text that you will receive each month for great deals at the Standard 5 & 10. (Maximum 5 texts per month.)

Also Offering Chip Keys and Knife Sharpening!

Other services include Monday 55+ Senior Discount Days (10%), Friday Facebook Freebies, Key Duplicating, Lock Re-Keying, Paint Color Matching, Household Battery and Fluorescent/CFL Recycling, and more!


The Leopolds are in the News

     The Leopolds, owners of Marin Ace and Standard 5 & 10, are in the news.

Eight years after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, Guenther Leopold landed his first job, sweeping the wooden floors at the Standard 5 & 10 in San Francisco. Little did he know that the variety store would become not only his life’s work, but also the family business.
Leopold, 82, who runs the store with his son, Jeff, and daughter-in-law, Michelle, continues to keep an eye on the business 67 years later...

Click here to read the full article.


Ace Rewards

Ace Rewards members get INSTANT SAVINGS every month on select sale items. Take advantage of hassle-free rebates at the register by joining Ace Rewards today at any register - and let us rebate you for shopping at Standard 5&10 Ace and Marin Ace!

Marin Ace offers chicken feed

Get your Chicken Feed at Marin Ace!
We offer 50# Organic bags ($29.99), pellets or lay crumble.

We care about your chickens too! Our Hunt & Behren’s Organic Chicken Feed must by law utilize non-GMO corn, soybean, and canola, and H&B has been an organic certified facility since 2003.


      Our sister store Standard 5&10 Ace is 75 years young! 75th Anniversary Banner

     Click the balloons above or here for all the details about our sister store’s 75 year history in San Francisco!

Keep in touch with us!

via Text VIA TEXT: Text MARIN TO 55155 to receive valuable coupons and timely text messages, maximum 3 times per month from our store only!

Join Us on Facebook VIA FACEBOOK: “Like” Marin Ace on Facebook, and/or friend Stan Standard for even more Facebook updates and news from both our stores.

Follow us on Twitter VIA TWITTER: Follow Marin Ace on Twitter

Follow on Pinterest VIA PINTEREST: Take a peek at our favorites on Pinterest.

Call Us VIA TELEPHONE/SNAIL MAIL: Call 415 751 5767 or email our Marketing Department to be added to our newsletter list

Email VIA EMAIL - click here to sign up for our monthly email newsletter or text STANDARD5N10 to 22828


Marin Ace is the proud little brother to our 75-year-old sister store, Standard 5&10 Ace. At both our stores, we strive to bring you unmatched selection, value, and service.

Visit Standard 5&10 Ace online at, or say hi in person:

3545 California Street
Between Laurel and Spruce in the Laurel Village Shopping Center
San Francisco, CA 94118

Call: 415/751-5767

Standard 5&10 is open M-F 8:00-7, S-S 9-6


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     It is our policy to make every effort to match any competitor’s price on an identical in stock item. Click here to read about our price match policy.


Now Hiring

      We are hiring! Marin Ace is always accepting applications from people who would like to be part of our helpful hardware sales team. Hardware knowledge and
helpful attitude are a must

Job Description:Sales Associate
Click Here to download our job application.

     Click Here for more information, job descriptions, and applications.