Superior Auto

Retail – recent projects and announcements

Pat Catans

Pat Catan’s received assistance from SIEDC with building permits

Growth in the retail sector across Tiffin has been exploding in recent months. Check out some of the projects either announced or completed (not including downtown Tiffin):

  • Arby’s: $160,000 invested.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: $3.2 million 6,600 square foot Stadia style restaurant with the creation of 60 – 65 new jobs.
  • Chipotle: Diverse Development of Holland, Ohio announced that Chipotle intends to open a store in the three retail facility.
  • Days Inn: Joins Wyndham Hotel Group’s leading global brand and invest $1.2 million to purchase, renovate and upgrade the property.
  • Diverse Development: $1.1 million dollar investment, new center with three retail spaces. Projected creation of 40 – 70 new jobs.
  • Domino’s: $400,000 investment and 20 new jobs created.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: $650,000 invested and 50 new jobs created.
  • Hampton Inn: $4.4 million invested and 15 jobs retained.
  • Jimmy John’s: new store to be built in Tiffin (under construction).
  • Kroger Expansion: $2.1 million invested 115 jobs retained.
  • Mr. Hero: $200,000 investment into the B & B Food Mart.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts: $430,000 invested and 6 new jobs created.
  • Pat Catan’s: Opened up a 27,000 square foot store at the Westgate Shopping Center.
  • Passov Group: has construction underway on a 3,800 square foot, two-unit center.
  • Sabaidee Coffee House: Located next to Tiffin University, provides coffee, chai, tea and other iced and warm beverages.
  • Superior Auto: $300,000 invested and 8 new jobs created.

Superior Auto cuts ribbon on new store in Tiffin

2014_01_17 - Superior Auto - Building - LgIt was great to officially welcome a new retailer into the Tiffin market yesterday.  In early October, the Advertiser-Tribune reported that Superior Auto would be opening a new store at 2525 W. Market St., and the ribbon cutting went off without a hitch (see pictures below). Seneca Regional Chamber President John Detwiler and Director of Internal Operations Deb Martorana did a great job of making the company feel welcome, as did some of the great Chamber Ambassadors. Other officials who attended included Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and Seneca County Commissioner Holly Stacy.

I had a chance to talk to both Steve Weber, who is Superior Auto’s Chief Operating Officer, as well as Paul Rolsten, who is the Sales Manager there. They were excited about both the Tiffin market as well as how they’ve been treated. This is exciting to hear because retail is a key part of our economic development strategy moving forward, and we want to make sure we are doing all we can to make it easy to grow that sector in our town.

This is Store 49 for the chain, which has stores in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio (and is also looking at other states for potential expansion). The building renovations plus the inventory (30-40 cars) looks to top $300K, occupies the space left by Buckeye Kitchen and Bath, and makes it a nice investment for our community. 8 people will also call this operation their work home, which is, of course, good news.

It’s great to continue to see our retail sector strengthened, and I think we can definitely count Superior Auto as a Seneca Success.