SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Discount Tire/America's Tire is targeting the Pittsburgh metropolitan area as its next area of growth, with an undisclosed number of new stores to open there.
The dealership, which has 950 retail stores open in 33 states, did not elaborate on the timing of store openings for the Pittsburgh area. It also said it has plans for other large metropolitan markets in Pennsylvania but is not disclosing details at this time.
Opening stores in the Pittsburgh area would be an extension of the firm's presence in northeast Ohio, where it operates three stores.
The Scottsdale-based retailer has opened 25 stores in the past eight months, including its first in Louisiana, and has several more under construction or in planning, including its first in Alabama.
Discount Tire's footprint will cover 35 states with the new stores in Alabama and Pennsylvania. The company has no presence in New England nor the northern Eastern Seaboard states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey or New York.
The firm opened its first stores in Virginia last year and now has four locations there.
At 950 stores and $4.5 billion-plus in annual revenue, Discount Tire is considered the largest tire retailer in North America.
All Discount Tire retail locations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.