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Grove Motors location on East Main Street will become tire store

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 7/10/19

A new Mavis Discount Tire store is coming to the former Grove Motors on East Main Street in Middletown.

Mavis has received a building permit from the borough and is working on obtaining a highway …

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Grove Motors location on East Main Street will become tire store

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A new Mavis Discount Tire store is coming to the former Grove Motors on East Main Street in Middletown.

Mavis has received a building permit from the borough and is working on obtaining a highway occupancy permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Middletown Zoning & Codes Officer Al Geosits told the Press & Journal in an email.

Construction at the site has begun, and Mavis is looking to open at the beginning of October, Geosits said.

Mavis did not respond to requests from the Press & Journal to discuss the company’s plans.

Mavis has more than 500 service centers in 13 states in the northeast, southeast and southwest United States, according to the company’s website.

In Pennsylvania, the closest Mavis service centers are in Palmyra and Lebanon.

Grove Motors closed in May 2017 after 39 years in business in the 400 block of East Main Street. Before that, the Grove family had run the business as a Chevy dealership since 1947.

The Grove family still owns the car wash across the street.

On Dec. 19, 2018, the former Grove Motors was sold for $515,000 to Beacon of Clifton Heights LLC of Freehold, New Jersey, which still owns the property, according to Dauphin County property and tax records.

The sale included the acquisition of two separate tax parcels at 452 and 478 E. Main St.