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Purcell Tire buys former Best Tire site

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at 2:24 PM

Purcell Tire & Rubber Company, headquartered in Potosi, Mo., has purchased the former Best Tire & Wheel location near the I-55 interchange at 5308 Highway 61 in Fruitland.

The property was listed with an asking price of $1.2 million, according to Tom Kelsey, of Lorimont Place, Ltd., broker on the sale.

Purcell Tire will open soon in its new 27,600 square-foot facility, which sits on a 5.2 acre tract.

The company is currently ranked as the third largest independent commercial tire dealership in North America, with more than 60 locations, according to its website. It's also one of the 10 largest independent tire store chains in the United States.

Look for more details in my column on the Southeast Missourian's Monday business page.

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Will the store on William remain open?

-- Posted by Yankee Station on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 6:33 PM

Yes the William Street location will remain open, however, from now on it will only serve passenger vehicles. All the company's commercial truck tire business will be located at the new facility.

-- Posted by MelissaMiller on Thu, Sep 9, 2010, at 1:06 PM

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Melissa Miller is business editor at The Southeast Missourian. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, she's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and as the executive director of two not-for-profit organizations. After living in Michigan and then Indiana, she moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mo. In addition to writing daily stories for The Southeast Missourian, Melissa coordinates editorial content each month for Business Today. Business Today is a monthly publication for southeast Missouri's business community. Monthly themes include health care, agriculture, women in business, technology and more. Business Today is direct mailed to business owner and managers throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Follow her updates on local business developments at www.twitter.com/semissourianbiz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaMillerSoutheastMissourian

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