ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2014) — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is phasing out its Monro Muffler Brake and Service stores in 29 BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. locations.
In making the move the automotive service chain cited the limited growth opportunities these stores represent since they don't offer tires.
Monro has operated satellite stores within BJ's locations since 1999. The Rochester-based retailer said during a conference call with analysts Oct. 23 that this business model was used originally to fill in selected markets, but market conditions have now changed.
The number of Monro stores at BJ's locations peaked at 37 a few years ago. Monro did not say when it expects to have these operations closed.