Business "steady" at Conrad´s Akron store
Business at Conrad´s Tire Service Inc.´s first store in Akron, Ohio, "has been steady overall," says John Bare, who helps manage the location.
The outlet -- Cleveland, Ohio-based Conrad´s Tire Service´s only shop in Akron -- was formerly known as Viall Tire & Auto Service, a "Rubber City" mainstay for 50 years.
Conrad´s Tire bought the eight-bay dealership in March.
Conrad´s Tire is the 40th largest independent tire store chain in North America, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics, with 28 stores in the greater Cleveland area.
It sells Goodyear, Kelly, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Cooper, BFGoodrich, Firestone, Michelin, Lee and other tire brands.