Carrie Rengers

Discount Tire to open second Wichita-area store

Discount Tire is opening its second Wichita-area store at 21st and Ridge Road.
Discount Tire is opening its second Wichita-area store at 21st and Ridge Road. Courtesy photo

Discount Tire is working on a deal to open a new 7,000-square-foot store at 7236 W. 21st St., which is a former Presto gas station at the northwest corner of 21st and Ridge Road.

If everything falls into place, the Scottsdale-based company will build one of its new prototype stores, which features a spacious customer waiting area and showroom.

The store, which sells and services tires, will hire between 15 and 20 employees and open by about this time next year.

This will make the fifth Discount Tire in Kansas, including one in Derby. The company plans to add stores in Shawnee and Overland Park next year along with the one in Wichita. A spokeswoman for the company says that’s all that are planned for the area for now.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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