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By Jamie Stewart
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Ribbon cut on True Value


August 8, 2019 | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Owner Abdula Mohsen cutting the ribbon at the official grand opening.

True Value Hardware in Shafter held a celebration over the weekend, complete with a ribbon cutting, prizes for attendees, a car show, music and a lot of fun.

The ribbon was cut on Friday morning, with a host of local dignitaries on hand to celebrate the occasion. Owner Abdula Mohsen received a proclamation from the City of Shafter, which was presented to him by Shafter Mayor Pro-Tem Cesar Lopez. Mohsen also was given proclamations by Joseph Lopez, a representative from Congressman TJ Cox's office, and by Zachary Wakefield, representative of Supervisor David Couch's office.

Angel Jimenez provided the sound and music for the event on Saturday, which saw the True Value parking lot full of classic cars and trucks, thanks to a couple of local car clubs, including Classic Dreams. There was also the LOACH helicopter and yellow Follow Me Jeep from the Minter Field Air Museum in the lot, as participants were getting their pictures taken with the vehicles. They also gave away a few big-ticket items, such as a new barbecue, lawn mower and edger.

Attendees also were treated to free tacos, popcorn, cake and drinks as they checked everything that the large store has to offer.

The store has been open since February, adding an additional option for residents who are looking to fill their hardware needs.

The Mohsen family have called Shafter home for 20 years and have been serving the community since then. They have a market on Los Angeles Avenue, La Favorita, that has been a mainstay of Shafter.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Abdula Mohsen with his son Abdul.

Abdula Mohsen and his family decided to expand their businesses and open a store that would save the residents of Shafter the trip into Bakersfield. True Value has an inventory of items that fit home repair needs. There is a complete inventory of paints, tools and supplies for electrical, plumbing and woodworking projects. If you need keys, they have it covered. Needing supplies for your lawn and garden projects, you can check that off your list right here.

In addition to an array of building and repair supplies, they also carry sporting goods, pet supplies -- even clothing. Store Manager Mohammed Mohsen said, "We have a little of everything here, and we are still adding inventory. We listen to the needs of the people and are working to fill all of those needs."

Mohsen said that he appreciates the city of Shafter and said that they have had a growing clientele since they opened. "We have done very well, and we are looking forward to growing our business even better."

"We just love the people of Shafter, and they have been very good to us. This is a great place for our family, and we want to keep serving the community for a long time."


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