The Lehigh Valley this summer months will be attaining one more Progress Auto Sections retailer.

The Raleigh, North Carolina-centered car areas chain plans to a grand opening Aug. 4 at the Shoppes at Hellertown, Major Road and Polk Valley Road. The shop is moving into a 7,500-sq.-foot space previously occupied by Countrywide Auto. That business enterprise closed in April.

Reid Williams, an Advance Automobile Components spokesman, explained to Thursday the keep plans to supply a selection of no cost products and services, including wiper installation charging system testing and battery set up and “check engine light” guidance. Shops commonly involve a wide selection of car parts, these as vehicle batteries brake pads oil and fluids rotors and drums and alternators as effectively as components, cleaners and polishes.

The Hellertown place ideas to employ the service of a whole of 10 portion-time and whole-time staff, with a major focus on night time and weekend assist, Williams mentioned.

“We are anticipating to have the spot absolutely staffed by mid-July,” he claimed.

All positions can be located here. Williams didn’t have information and facts on starting salary ranges but described the compensation deals as “competitive.”

Advance Car Sections operates approximately 5,000 outlets nationally and in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, generating it 1 of the greatest chains in the field. There are at minimum a dozen other regional areas, which include in the Bethlehem spot Palmer Township Nazareth Wind Hole a number of Lehigh County suppliers in Emmaus, Whitehall and the Allentown location and another 4 in Warren County, like the Phillipsburg place.

Progress Vehicle Components will be the most current addition to the purchasing center, which also options to rejoice the grand opening of a Starbucks with travel-through on Friday. The Starbucks fills a house remaining guiding by a Lender of The usa.

The purchasing centre has various other empty storefronts amid the coronavirus pandemic. There is a total of 13,200 square ft readily available for leasing, said Ayon Codner, the browsing center’s leasing agent with Keller Williams Actual Estate.

Codner claimed other vacancies contain Spring Hill Cleaners, which closed in August 2020 T-Mobile, which closed in February 2019 and Yo-New Yogurt Cafe, which shut in November 2016. A retail area that after housed a martial arts studio additionally has been vacant for many years, and The Tower Wellness Urgent Treatment facility, initially was “temporarily closed” at the start off of the coronavirus pandemic but has considering that shuttered forever, he claimed.

Shoppes at Hellertown

Sophisticated Automobile Parts plans to open in August 2022 at the purchasing center, Most important Avenue and Polk Valley Highway.

Advance Auto Components and Starbucks join about a dozen other present tenants. These contain DiMaio’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria Greenback Typical Tremendous Nails Dolce Patisserie H&R Block Hellertown Diner Real Price Components Quest Diagnostics and a Chinese foods cafe.

Hours of Advance Automobile Components will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday via Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may perhaps be attained at [email protected].

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