Louisa to welcome its sixth auto parts store

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

Work has begun on clearing land for AutoZone, an auto parts store, that will open in June in the town of Louisa.

Work has begun on clearing land for AutoZone, an auto parts store, that will open in June in the town of Louisa.

A new automobile parts and accessories store is coming to the town of Louisa this summer and will hire between 12 and 15 employees.

AutoZone, one of the largest retailers for automotive parts and accessories for do-it-yourself customers, is scheduled to open on June 9.

Located on 1.57 acres previously occupied by the former  Carterfields sporting goods store, the former building has been razed and crews are clearing the land.

Town Manager Brian Marks said he is happy to see another business locate in the town.

“We look forward to the opportunity to serve AutoZone,” Marks said. “[And] we appreciate the opportunity for citizens to become employed with the [store].”

According to Ray Phoman, AutoZone’s spokesperson, the company places its stores in markets that have a high number of vehicles that are seven years old or more.

“That is our sweet spot,” Pholman said.

Louisa fits the company’s target market, despite the fact that there are three other auto parts stores within town limits, one in Mineral and another at Zion Crossroads.

To read the entire story, see the April 17 edition of The Central Virginian.

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