Auto parts store planning to reopening following riots in Dellwo - KMOV.com

Auto parts store planning to reopening following riots in Dellwood

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Construction of O'Reilly Auto Parts in Dellwood (Credit: KMOV) Construction of O'Reilly Auto Parts in Dellwood (Credit: KMOV)

DELLWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com)—The City of Dellwood lost all three of its auto parts stores during rioting and looting along West Florissant in 2014, but now one of stores is planning to reopen.

“I would say 85 percent of businesses total that were damaged. The O’Reilly Auto Parts, the tire shop, where the rims were being stolen, the car lot where the cars were put on fire, those were all Dellwood businesses.” said Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones.

O’Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts have been closed since they were affected by the events in 2014.

“It affects tax dollars obviously. We receive funds from our revenue from sales tax and those were three chain stores, which they do very well economically, but it also affects convenience. We have to travel a bit further now to go to an auto part store,” Jones said.

O’Reilly Auto Parts plans to reopen in August.

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