ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Developer to build new tire and repair shop

Plans have been filed to build a complex to house Rochester's second Firestone Complete Auto Care shop.

Heard Around Rochester - Jeff Kiger.png

A tire dealer is gaining traction in Rochester by building a second location.

Plans to build a second Firestone Complete Auto Care location were filed this week. The permit lays out plans to build a 6,658-square-foot tire and repair shop at 3612 Villa Road NW.

The new Firestone location is slated to be built along 55th Street Northwest in the Chateau Circle development area, near the MedExpress Urgent Care clinic.

This project, planned by Rochester developer Ricky Penz, would put the Firestone Complete brand on both the north and south sides of Med City. The Nashville, Tenn.-based Firestone has long operated a location by the Apache Mall in Southwest Rochester.

It seems likely that this new Firestone project will start digging in this summer, if the permit is OK'd.

ADVERTISEMENT

firestoneplans.jpg
Plans for a new tire and car repair complex for Firestone Complete Auto Care have be filed for Rochester's northwest Chateau Circle commercial development area.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in Heard on the Street. Send tips to jkiger@postbulletin.com or via Twitter to @whereskiger . You can call him at 507-285-7798.

What To Read Next
The Workforce Development, Inc., Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board and the Winona Workforce Development Board request people register on the Eventbrite website.
The Blue Collar Cafe in Eyota is just like any small town cafe but has its own flavor of consistency with new ownership that took over in fall 2021.
Co-owners and chefs Nick Diaz and Kiefer Manning are on track to open a new Rochester eatery -- Our Paladar -- in the more than 120-year-old Chicago Great Western railroad depot at 20 Fourth St. SE.
Holly Masek took over the job during a time of hope and optimism. The pandemic changed things.