Family-owned tire and service retailer has plans for 60-store Chicagoland expansion
Chicago—Belle Tire is making its entrance into the Chicagoland area by opening its first locations in Naperville and Villa Park, Ill., ahead of its 100th anniversary. The locations mark the first of Belle Tire’s expansion in Illinois.
Belle Tire’s grand opening event will take place on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at 1126 E Ogden Ave in Naperville with a flag ceremony conducted by local VFW, and comments to commemorate the milestone from Councilwoman Patty Gustin and Belle Tire President, Don Barnes III.
Additional Naperville councilmembers and community members will be in attendance, concluding with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The retailer will provide a tent in its parking lot for community members to enjoy refreshments and grand opening celebrations. Belle Tire Naperville and Villa Park will also offer exclusive in-store deals including up to $180 off a set of tires for the first 60-days the stores are open.
“This is an exciting time as we approach our 100th anniversary and enter Illinois. As a family-owned business, we look forward to supporting the new communities we serve,” stated Barnes III.
Belle Tire has plans to open Joliet and Shorewood locations in the coming weeks followed by stores in St. Charles, Mokena, Orland Park, Aurora and West Chicago in 2022. The company has already cemented a long-term partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks as Helmet Partner. The retailer plans to open 60 Illinois stores over the next three years and anticipates this expansion will develop 1,000 jobs and make an economic impact of $325 million in the region. Belle Tire is hosting weekly hiring events in the area and offering signing bonuses.
“We are thrilled to begin carrying out our Chicagoland expansion plan but most importantly are ready to make an impact within communities by providing stable job opportunities and ultimately create an outstanding economic impact,” added Barnes III. “This is the start of an incredible new chapter for the whole Belle Tire team as we begin our journey into Illinois.”