RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2003) — Tire Kingdom Inc. hasn't slowed its expansion, adding its 346th store—the third new store since mid-May.
The 6,600-sq.-ft., eight-bay location is in Columbus, Ohio. Riviera Beach-based Tire Kingdom started its push into the Columbus area with its March 2002 purchase of the Mueller Tire & Brake chain in Northeast Ohio. That deal included four Columbus stores, and company officials told Tire Business earlier this year they expected to add three to four stores in that area this year, followed by one or two in 2004.
The Mueller deal also included 15 stores in Cleveland, plus two others opened by Tire Kingdom.
In May, Tire Kingdom opened new stores in Simpsonville and Columbia, S.C.