Jasper Discount Auto Parts recently held its ribbon cutting on July 26 after moving the old Lawson Auto Parts to Parkland Shopping Center with a new name. Patrick Suchey, the owner of the …
Jasper Discount Auto Parts recently held its ribbon cutting on July 26 after moving the old Lawson Auto Parts to Parkland Shopping Center with a new name.
Patrick Suchey, the owner of the business, said the store moved to 807 Highway 78, on the upper end of the shopping center next to Elliott Boots and Shoes. He said he has been at the locally owned and operated store for nearly 30 years.
"I owned half of Lawson's and then I bought the other half," he said. "It's been relocated and renamed."
Suchey said it was formerly located below the traffic light by Cafe Bill's and the Jasper Mall, in place since about 1970. The new site at Parkland is about 1,000 square feet larger and the parking area is easier to access, with the new site now offering 5,000 square feet in total.
"We offer the same service and the same products, with more inventory," Suchey said. "It is a lot cleaner and fresher look."
He also said the business is a major dealer for Interstate Batteries, which is even featured on the outdoor sign.
A grand opening and customer appreciation day is planned for a later date "when it cools off," he said.
A total of five employees are working at the business, Suchey said.
The phone number of the business is 205-384-4521. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.