Hennelly Tire & Auto dba The Tire Choice & Total Car Care has opened an eight-bay store in Venice, Fla. The dealership expects to have 31 locations by the end of the year.
"We have two acquisitions that we will be closing on between now and July," says Chairman and CEO Dan Hennelly, "and two new store construction sites that will both start in June."
The Venice store has been in the works for four years, he notes. "It was a test of endurance and determination." It is located "on the highest-traffic intersection in Venice."
Hennelly adds the company is "working on" sites for next year. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based chain sells Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Pirelli and Yokohama brand tires.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.