The newest business to roll into the Washington Road corridor of Martinez is the Augusta area’s first Discount Tire store.
The store opened Jan. 25 at the corner of Old Evans and Washington roads after three months of construction work.
The store sells tires and provides tire balancing, rotations, flat repairs and inspections, said store manager Justin Kaplan.
“We carry most all your major brands,” said Kaplan, listing Michelin, Bridgestone and BF Goodrich as examples.
Kaplan is one of seven employees who relocated from an Atlanta store to the one at 3869 Washington Road. Discount Tire has 20 stores in Atlanta and 854 throughout the U.S.
Kaplan said easy access to Interstate 20 and visibility on Washington Road should provide an initial stream of customers.
“This is probably the busiest corner that we’ve seen in this whole town,” he said.