Nationwide auto components retailer coming this summer time to Shoppes at Hellertown

The Lehigh Valley this summer time can be gaining one other Advance Auto Components retailer.

The Raleigh, North Carolina-based auto components chain plans to a grand opening Aug. 4 on the Shoppes at Hellertown, Important Road and Polk Valley Highway. The shop is transferring right into a 7,500-square-foot area beforehand occupied by Nationwide Auto. That enterprise closed in April.

Reid Williams, an Advance Auto Components spokesman, informed Thursday the shop plans to supply a wide range of free providers, together with wiper set up; charging system testing and battery set up; and “verify engine mild” help. Shops sometimes embrace a variety of auto components, comparable to automotive batteries; brake pads; oil and fluids; rotors and drums; and alternators; in addition to equipment, cleaners and polishes.

The Hellertown location plans to rent a complete of 10 part-time and full-time staff, with an enormous concentrate on night time and weekend assist, Williams stated.

“We expect to have the situation absolutely staffed by mid-July,” he stated.

All positions will be discovered right here. Williams didn’t have data on beginning wage ranges however described the compensation packages as “aggressive.”

Advance Auto Components operates practically 5,000 shops nationally and in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, making it one of many largest chains within the trade. There are no less than a dozen different regional places, together with within the Bethlehem space; Palmer Township; Nazareth; Wind Hole; a number of Lehigh County shops in Emmaus, Whitehall and the Allentown space; and one other 4 in Warren County, together with the Phillipsburg space.

Advance Auto Components would be the newest addition to the purchasing heart, which additionally plans to rejoice the grand opening of a Starbucks with drive-thru on Friday. The Starbucks fills an area left behind by a Financial institution of America.

The purchasing heart has a number of different empty storefronts amid the coronavirus pandemic. There’s a whole of 13,200 sq. ft out there for leasing, stated Ayon Codner, the purchasing heart’s leasing agent with Keller Williams Actual Property.

Codner stated different vacancies embrace Spring Hill Cleaners, which closed in August 2020; T-Cell, which closed in February 2019; and Yo-Recent Yogurt Cafe, which closed in November 2016. A retail area that when housed a martial arts studio moreover has been vacant for years, and The Tower Well being Pressing Care facility, initially was “quickly closed” at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic however has since shuttered completely, he stated.

Shoppes at Hellertown

Superior Auto Components plans to open in August 2022 on the purchasing heart, Important Road and Polk Valley Highway.

Advance Auto Components and Starbucks be a part of a few dozen different present tenants. These embrace DiMaio’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria; Greenback Basic; Tremendous Nails; Dolce Patisserie; H&R Block; Hellertown Diner; True Worth {Hardware}; Quest Diagnostics; and a Chinese language meals restaurant.

Hours of Advance Auto Components can be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday by Saturday; and 9 a.m. to eight p.m. Sunday.

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