The Danforth Plaza in Hermon will soon be expanding and welcoming 2 new stores. For Tom Tillson and Rich Phirman, the owners of Tillson True Value Hardware Store, this is a match made in heaven. “We’re just so excited we can’t wait,” says Tillson, “we just wish we could really fast forward, when we pulled into this development back in April we just instantly fell in love with it because it’s top-notch, it’s first class, this is a place we’d be proud to do business.”Ellis Commercial Management was on hand at the groundbreaking to announce the expansion of the Hermon Shopping Center on Route 2, an expansion that will include a Family Dollar Store as well as Tillman’s True Value. “We’ve been looking at this project now, behind the scenes, for about six months,” says Rich Phirman, “and it’s finally come to fruition.” For the folks in Dexter, the name Tillson True Value should sound familiar. “The store has existed in Dexter for more than 4 generations, close to 100 years, and this is our first expansion, we’ve done well in the town, we’ve had a lot of support from members in the community in dexter and we’re looking forward to the expansion.”This expansion is sure to add some much needed new jobs to the area. “It’s hard to tell at this point we will be hiring people obviously,” says Phirman, “we hope to be open hours that are somewhat similar to the grocery store, longer than our hours are in Dexter, we’ll be open 7 days a week, probably closed five holidays per year, we’re gonna be here to serve the public so whenever they want us to be open we’ll be open.” They hope to have the grand opening May 1st.