Griffin Brothers Cos. recently finished construction on its seventh Griffin Brothers Tires, Wheels & Auto Repair location, in Pineville, N.C.
The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility officially opened July 11. It features 12 service bays, including two quick lube bays. The shop employs 12. The building, the company said, is designed to look more like an office building than a typical tire store, with a clean and modern look. It offers a children's play area, flatscreen televisions, custom lifestyle graphics and Internet work stations.
``The south Charlotte market has been an area of interest for us for quite some time,'' said Larry Griffin Jr., vice president. ``The timing was right, especially considering we were in the process of remodeling the sales, customer waiting and showroom areas in four of our existing stores to create a more warm and modern feel.''
Griffin Brothers performs all maintenance services as well as being licensed as an emission and safety inspection station. The dealership sells primarily Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Goodyear and Delta brands.
The family-owned business was founded in 1961 by Larry Griffin Sr. The dealership's six other outlets also are in the Charlotte area.