Pep Boys to Bakers Centre

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  1. billy ross

    billy ross Well-Known Member

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    What is the logic of closing the Allegheny retail location and moving to the location of the Chinese buffet that lasted about 5 minutes?
     
  2. stock

    stock Well-Known Member

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    Horrible. Bad parking area. Every PepBoy's or AutoZone etc... has people working on their cars (putting in oil, replacing a light etc....) it will look bad for the shopping center it's self as well.
     
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    They probably owned the bricks at the old location and are switching to the current chain retail model of renting not owning.
     
  4. Elliott87

    Elliott87 Well-Known Member

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    The Allegheny location was originally built as a Parts Plus location. These were stand alone parts only stores, with no service bays. Since Pep Boys scrapped that idea years ago, they actually built a stand alone service bay on the south side of Allegheny. This is the only location I know of with separate buildings for parts and service.

    The other consideration is Pep Boys owns the entire block for their headquarters. Since there has been some talk of moving out of that site, it may be easier to sell the entire site as a whole. The Pep Boys store has access to Fox street whereas the headquarter building only has a mid block access to their parking lot. It is doubtful if the building is sold it would stay an office building, so a retail location or a residential project would both be easier without a existing Pep Boys store taking up the most visible and accessible corner of the lot.
     
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  5. Elliott87

    Elliott87 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry meant Henry Ave, not Fox Street
     

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