Work has began on a brand new O’Reilly auto elements retailer coming to Morgantown, on the positioning of the Star Metropolis Shoney’s restaurant.
It was introduced in June that WVU was promoting the land to Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Auto Enterprises.
A authorized advert revealed in The Dominion Submit famous WVU purchased the land in June 2012. WVU stated in an e-mail alternate that the Star Metropolis property within the discover consists of the car parking zone and the previous Shoney’s web site which will likely be offered, in its entirety, to O’Reilly Auto Elements.
“Analysis of actual property holdings is an ongoing course of at West Virginia College and this sale is a part of that continuous evaluation work,” WVU stated in June.
The West Virginia College Board of Governors licensed the property sale at its April 23, 2021, assembly.
A supply at O’Reilly stated the plan was to demolish the previous restaurant and construct a brand new O’Reilly retailer on the positioning. The corporate estimates having it accomplished on the finish of the 12 months.
O’Reilly’s web site signifies that as of March 31, it had 5,986 shops in 48 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and 43 shops in Mexico. They’ve a brand new retailer opening each 2.5 days.
There are 24 O’Reilly Auto Elements shops in West Virginia, together with Fairmont and Clarksburg.