Sullivan prepares for Rhode Island opening

June 19, 2012

The grand opening of the new Sullivan Tire & Auto Service store in Newport, R.I., will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be free food and prizes, and a chance to win a Weber gas grill. There also will be special guest appearances by two Pawtucket Red Sox players from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Misty, the Sullivan Tire dog mascot, also will be on hand for brief appearances. The address of the Newport location is 154 Connell Highway, Newport, RI 02840.

"We are always looking to expand our business into new areas, and we are very excited about serving the Newport community,” says Paul Sullivan, vice president of marketing for Sullivan Tire Co. Inc.

Sullivan Tire, based in Norwell, Mass., has 57 retail locations and 15 commercial truck tire centers throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. It is 11th on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list. For more information, visit