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The store, which sells and installs new and used tires, is located at 1319 Washington Blvd., a spokesperson said.
Since 2009, Champ Tires has been based on Route 885 near Allegheny County Airport, first operating only as a website selling used tires across the United States. Two years later, it added a retail outlet in West Mifflin.
The West Mifflin location will remain the company's headquarters, said Brad Rea, Champ Tires' owner and president.
"Opening the Washington Blvd. store will let us easily offer different tire options for Pittsburgh drivers," Rea said. "We have attracted drivers from across the region to our West Mifflin location, and the new store will just make it more convenient for customers in the East End and northern suburbs."
Roughly 40 percent of Champ Tires' business comes from local sales, he said. The company has 10,000 used tires in its inventory at any time, allowing the company to match brand names and tread levels to drivers' existing tires.
Opening a second location has created jobs for a manager and two customer service people, Rea said.
The new location will hold a grand opening July 18.
(Editor's Note: This story was written entirely from a press release submitted by Champ Tires.)
Originally published July 07, 2015.