FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 4, 2004) — Briggs & Sons Tire today is holding the grand opening of its newest store, a former Buffalo Tire outlet in New Bern, N.C.&Copy;
Rob Briggs, son of owners Bob and Barbara Briggs, will manage the store, the dealership's 11th retail outlet. Mrs. Briggs said her son had left the family business for a few years and is returning to manage the New Bern store.
The outlet previously had been owned by Buffalo Tire. Mrs. Briggs said Briggs Tire bought three Buffalo Tire stores in Raleigh, N.C., last year and bought the New Bern site this year. Those deals were just for the locations themselves, not the larger business.
Briggs & Sons sells Goodyear, Kelly, Dunlop, Republic, Michelin, Bridgestone and Firestone brands.