Ace Hardware on Back Beach Road selling shells from Beach Renourishment Project

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some viewers have brought to our attention that a huge pile-up of shells from the Beach Renourishment Project were dumped next to Ace Hardware store on Back Beach Road.

Mayor Mike Thomas said the land where the shells were dumped was privately owned. According to the Ace Hardware store manager, the store bought the shells from the owner of the land.

Ace Hardware is allowing people to come and buy the shells. For $3 they get a gallon of shells of their choice.

The manager also told us the store bought the shells because they would have gone into a landfill. He is planning on using the leftover shells for a parking lot.