GALESBURG — A longtime Galesburg automobile parts store will soon go to a new location that will approximately double its dimension, enhance visibility and, its owner says, will offer a superior procuring experience for consumers.
The relocation will be brief but significant for Napa Car Parts, which will move about 800 toes from its recent Dayton Avenue location to the previous Greenback Tree shop, 1430 N. Henderson St.
The new Napa store will go from 8,000 square ft at its existing locale to 14,000 sq. ft with the potential to double its inventory on Henderson Road. The shop has been gutted, remodeled and should really be open for enterprise later in June, according to Breck Loos, who independently owns 14 Napa suppliers throughout northwest Illinois — together with the one in Galesburg. The facade of the shop not too long ago been given a coat of Napa blue paint.
Starting Monday, a crew of 30 workers will be stock the new store with a blend of new goods and items from the existing retail store.
New Galesburg Napa will appear like a modest warehouse
“Consumers will see a retailer that looks like a big little warehouse,” Loos reported. “We gutted it all and obtained rid of the suspended ceiling, so it will be all open up. And we will have a awesome open revenue area in the front.
“There’s really not any extra services, we’re just including extra breadth to the inventory so we can consider to become or a 1st-get in touch with supplier in its place of our competitors down the road.”
Loos ordered the strip retail space that involves the former Greenback Tree, Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits and Edward Jones financial commitment building from Joe Mangieri for $1.4 million in November 2021.
A Sterling native, Loos opened his initially Napa keep in his hometown in 1995. He procured the Galesburg Napa retail store in 1999 and runs all of his outlets as family-owned small business.
He also owns a warehouse in Princeton that serves as a convenient sections hub for his 14 Napa merchants.
‘Doubling the stock is a major thing’
Loos stated he is thrilled to offer a much larger selection at the Galesburg retailer.
“Doubling the stock is a significant factor,” Loos mentioned. “That need to genuinely assistance us. In its place of telling a purchaser they’ll have the section in a couple of days, we can convey to them you can have it right now.
“The the greater part of our business enterprise arrives from professional mechanics, and when you can deliver a part the very same day, it lets them to be much more successful.”
Loos reported retail income account for only about 25% of his overall income, with 75% coming from experienced installers, agricultural and weighty equipment clients and highway setting up corporations.
“We feel our pieces availability is significantly top-quality,” Loos reported. “Some others are making an attempt to just take care of all the autos and trucks on the street.
“We also try out to consider care of the Gunther Design variety corporations, builders supply organizations, the agriculture group. Just about anything that has a motor with belts and fluids and filters, no matter of whether it really is a auto, we’re able to resource those parts.”
Loos cited Galesburg/Abingdon shop supervisor Jaime Pagan together with area sales manager Colton Weedman as critical users of the local Napa procedure. And he programs to changeover his selection of Napa shops to his son Tyler Loos and son-in-regulation Tyler Holesinger in just five to 7 yrs.
“I was enthusiastic when I started off my to start with Napa shop in 1995, and I’m just as excited to open the new Galesburg store,” Loos reported. “There is a lot likely on in the location, so there’s a large amount of positives in Galesburg.”
This post initially appeared on Galesburg Register-Mail: Napa Auto Areas finds new location in Galesburg, IL