ROME, N.Y. — A legend in motorsports helped Tallman's Tire & Auto Repair open its latest location, an eight-bay store in Rome.
Mario Andretti, one of only three drivers to win a race in Formula One, IndyCar, the World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR, was the special guest as Tallman's Tire of upstate New York state celebrated the grand opening of ther Rome location.
The 7,600 sq.-ft. shop is the seventh retail location for the dealership, which also operates a commercial location.
The cost of the investment was $1.6 million, which includes acquisition of the land, demolition of a vacant medical building on the property and construction of the new facility.
The manager of the location is Peter Trela, who oversees a staff of seven to eight employees at the location.