PHOENIX — Discount Tire/America's Tire has opened its 1,000th retail store, a facility in northern Phoenix, 58 years after founder Bruce Halle opened the dealership's first store in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The new store, which carries on the dealership's traditional exterior design, was built near the Happy Valley Town Center a few blocks east of I-17 and about 20 miles northwest of the firm's headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"Reaching 1,000 stores is truly a testament to Bruce Halle's dream and commitment to treating people right," Lisa Pedersen, assistant vice president, marketing, said.
" Bruce always said, 'Once we get to 1,000, let's go open the next thousand — as long as we stay true to who we are.'
"We will continue to responsibly grow and honor Bruce's legacy on which the company was built," she added. Mr. Halle died Jan. 4 at age 87.
Michael Zuieback, Mr. Halle's stepson, has been the dealership's CEO since 2015.