Grismer to open new Kettering store by spring

Grismer Tire & Auto plans to purchased this former Burger King at 4125 Wilmington Pike in Kettering to make way for a new repair shop. MARK FISHER/STAFF
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Grismer Tire & Auto plans to purchased this former Burger King at 4125 Wilmington Pike in Kettering to make way for a new repair shop. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Grismer Tire & Auto Service has started construction and plans to open its new store in Kettering by May 2017.

The auto service company purchased a commercial property at 4125 Wilmington Pike back in early 2015, and tore down the former Burger King building. Matt McCormick, a partner for Grismer, said construction started on the new 6,800-square-foot building in October.

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The store could be open by April or May if weather is conducive for building. This is the first Grismer location in Kettering, and the 17th location in the Miami Valley region.

“Kettering has been an attractive area for us for quite some time,” McCormick said. “It was a location that made sense for us. The city has embraced us coming to town, which is reassuring.”

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Grismer also has locations in Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Englewood, Fairborn, Huber Heights, Springboro, Trotwood, Troy, Springfield, Vandalia and West Carrollton. The chain also has several locations in Columbus, and could potentially open another in the coming years.

The new Kettering store will employ 10 to 12 workers. It will also offer free, computerized print-outs on customers’ tread depth and alignment readings.

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