O’Reilly begins construction in F’ville


Two years after it was approved by the Farmersville Planning Commission, O’Reilly Auto Parts has begun construction in Farmersville.

Construction on the project began last month at the southwest corner of Farmersville Boulevard and Ashley Street. The national auto parts chain is building a 7,735 square foot store with 27 parking spaces and two handicap spaces with parking in the front and rear of the 2.6-acre parcel.

The Site Plan approved by the Planning Commission in May 2012 indicated the store will generally be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. O’Reilly will employ up to eight people at the location.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets. O’Reilly is No. 2 in terms of store locations with 3,809, trailing only AutoZone Inc. with 4,910 stores nationwide. AutoZone is located at 1555 N. Farmersville Blvd., just north of the future site of O’Reilly. Genuine Parts/NAPA is No. 5 on the list with 1,142 stores. NAPA is located at 680 N. Farmersville Blvd., just down the road from AutoZone.

O’Reilly has opened 180 stores in 2012 alone. According to O’Reillys own annual report, the average age of a car on the road has increased from 9 to 11 years old and from 8 to 10 years old for light trucks.

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