O’Reilly to open soon

O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Route 44 is scheduled to open in February. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

BARKHAMSTED — An O’Reilly Auto Parts store is scheduled to open by February, according to company spokesman Mark Merz.

The store is located on Route 44 near Mallory Brook Plaza.

According to the store’s website at www.oreillyauto.com, the national store chain was founded in 1957. It consists of 4,712 stores in 45 states and employees 74,000 people.

The nearest O’Reilly stores to the Northwest Corner are 20 miles away in Southington and East Hartford.

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