Memories of the Covington area and changes that have occurred as recalled by a native of the area for over forty years.
Tired Yet?August 24th, 2012 at Fri, 24th, 2012 at 8:00 pm by Rick Bergum
Wow! I can’t believe it. Another tire shop in Covington. Have you seen the construction next door to the AM/PM mini mart and Burger King? It’s another tire shop that is being constructed. I think back to when I was a kid and we had to drive all the way to Kent or Auburn to get tire and car service. Now look at us! We can walk to any tire shop in the area, although you’d probably drive if you were looking to get new tires on your vehicle.
When construction began, I was hoping for a restaurant or something new to the area. I didn’t expect another tire shop. Think about it. We already have Costco, Les Schwab and Covington Tire next door to O’Reilly’s auto parts and all are within 1/2 of a mile of each other. Does Covington really have that much demand for more tires? Plus just down the road there are other tire shops at Four Corners in Maple Valley not to mention the shops by Lake Meridian and in Kent.
I don’t know. Will this new tire shop get enough business? I guess we’ll find out soon enough!