Discount Tire opens 730th store
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.Discount Tire Co. Inc. opened retail stores in Washington, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia during November and December, capping a record year with 50 new stores in 19 states.
The openings pushed the company's store network to 730 outlets in 21 states. Each of the new stores is 7,000 square feet and is staffed by a store manager and five to nine employees. Typical Discount Tire stores have six service bays.
Discount Tire didn't disclose the cost of the openings.
The stores opened were in: Peachtree City, Ga.; Gallatin, Tenn.; Reno, Nev.; Katy, Texas; and Wenatchee, Wash. With these stores open, Discount now has 25 stores in Georgia, eight in Tennessee, 20 in Nevada, 200 in Texas and 27 in Washington.
Fire damages Plaza Tire
MALDEN, Mo.Officials are investigating the cause of a fire Jan. 4 at Plaza Tire Service Inc.'s outlet in Malden.
Local media reported that three fire trucks responded to the blaze and remained on the scene for several hours. Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire, said he was notified of the fire at about 5 p.m. Jan. 4.
Mr. Rhodes said he did not know how much damage was caused by the fire but expects that ``it's not going to amount to much.'' He added that no one was injured in the fire.