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Johnson’s Tire Service Announces Expansion and Remodeling Plans


Anchorage, Alaska—Johnson’s Tire Service will break ground on a new store in South Anchorage this spring and is relocating its Minnesota store operations a few miles away to its Denali Street facility, which is undergoing major renovation.
“With our lease expiring at the Minnesota facility, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to consolidate the Minnesota and Denali stores into a single, upgraded superstore and expand our operations to the south end of town,” said Kelly Gaede, president.
The Minnesota store will close at the end of the year and the Denali store is already undergoing major remodeling to better accommodate both its Minnesota and Denali customers.  When renovations are complete in April 2012, the Superstore will have a state-of-the-art showroom, a refurbished carwash, a comfortable lobby where customers can watch their cars being serviced on wall-mounted flat screens, and a plush ladies room.  Other customer amenities will include free lattes and access to the Internet on Apple iMacs.  Vatau Alenepi is general manager of the Denali Superstore.
Customers can take a virtual tour of the Denali remodel by visiting the company’s website at www.johnsonstireservice.com
“Our Minnesota customers will find the same friendly faces waiting to serve them at the Denali Superstore since our entire team of tire experts is making the move with them.  No jobs are being lost under our renovation and expansion plans. In fact, by the time everything is done, we expect to create more jobs,” Gaede stated.
The new South Anchorage store will be located near Old Seward and O’Malley.  The store is scheduled to open in August 2012 just prior to the winter tire changeover season.
Johnson’s also has stores in Eagle River, Wasilla, and Soldotna and provides tires and auto service for over 100,000 vehicles annually.  During seasonal tire changes, the company offers 24/7 service hours.  Gaede and his partner Michelle Hogan, vice president of Johnson’s, own the company.

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