Andy’s Automotive Group owners Mark and Diane Anderson planned to build a new facility on Godfrey Road---which would have taken the company to Godfrey---but were happy to announce they are relocating their business just off of Homer Adams Parkway, at 3001 Washington Ave., in Alton, IL, in the former Rothman Furniture building, the Andersons said.
Currently, Andy’s Tire and Auto has been operating at Alton Square Mall and Andy’s Auto Body at 3444 E. Broadway, but the move will put both of those locations under one roof.
“Working with Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick was a great experience. We thank him for his patience and understanding of this opportunity presenting itself to us. He’s been very understanding of our needs,” Mark said. “Customers can expect the same quality care and service they’ve grown accustomed to. We are bringing the same trusted technicians and service advisors, George and Jan.”
All of Andy’s Automotive Group’s customer service warranties transfer to the new Andy’s Tire and Auto location. The telephone number remains the same as the number customers have been calling: 618-465-6272.
“The city is working with us to expedite the required business permits,” Anderson said about phase one of Andy’s Automotive Group’s move first relocating Andy’s Tire and Auto. “I talked to Alton Mayor Brant Walker. They have the architectural drawings, which are required, and he said they will prioritize getting permits.”
Currently, Andy’s Tire and Auto at Alton Square Mall occupies 10,000 square feet, Andy’s Auto Body occupies 22,000 square feet with six buildings and the Rothman building is almost 35,000 square feet.
“This move consolidates our business from two locations. With the body shop being here, it’ll be much more productive all in one place,” Anderson explained to The Telegraph about the new high-traffic location.
Months ago, Rothman Furniture first indicated that Art Van Furniture could take over former Rothman spaces when it closed its greater St. Louis area locations. However, obviously Art Van did not take over the Alton space and held grand openings of five St. Louis stores over Memorial Day weekend. Last November, Art Van Furniture announced a franchise partnership with the Rothman Furniture retail family. Locations included in the franchise agreement were Affton, Bridgeton, Richmond Heights and O’Fallon, all in Missouri, and Fairview Heights, IL, according to Art Van Furniture’s website.