CINCINNATI — 4 Wheel Parts is opening retail stores in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas, expanding its presence in Ohio to four stores and 84 in North America.
The Cincinnati-area store is located in Springdale, a community of about 11,000 just north of Cincinnati near the I-75/I-275 junction. A grand opening for the 15,000-sq.-ft., seven-bay store is scheduled for Sept. 16.
The 10,000-sq.-ft., six-bay Columbus store is on the city's far west side, at the intersection of I-270 and West Broad Street/U.S. Route 40. It's expected to open in mid- to late October.
4 Wheel Parts said it's also looking at the Dayton area an additional store in the Buckeye State to support the firm's push into the Midwest, which it sees as growing in importance for aftermarket parts and services for the off-road, truck, Jeep and SUV tire and wheel market.
The dealership — part of Polaris Industries Inc. since mid-2016 — also expects to open a Midwest distribution center by early 2018 to service its expanding network throughout the region.