“We just needed more room,” he said.
The company sells several brands of tires and services passenger vehicles, light trucks, commercial, agriculture and industrial vehicles. It offers services including brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, transmission service and tune-ups.
The business also owns a building across Overland Avenue from the new store, which will be kept as inventory storage and they will likely sell the current building once they move to the new location. The current building is a block south of the new one.
The old grocery store, which Wickels purchased in 2019, was gutted to the studs, except for the upstairs portion. There are several offices and a storage area upstairs and the main level was split and retrofitted on each side with multiple bays for mechanical, tires and lube work.
An office and customer waiting area was built in the center between the two work stations.
The customer waiting