Ark City tire shop closes

A downtown tire shop in Arkansas City has closed.

Best-One Tire & Service, formerly Becker Tire, at 401 S. Summit St., shut down recently due to the proximity of other Best One locations, according a press release.

“The move allows Best One to concentrate on growing and improving the service and selection at the five remaining stores in Kansas,” the emailed release states. “The El Dorado store now serves as the most convenient option for Ark City residents. It’s located at 409 Haverhill Road in El Dorado. Additional Best One locations include Great Bend, Liberal, Salina, Dodge City and Wichita.”

The store operated as Becker Tire until last year. The property is owned by WHB Inc., of Great Bend, and valued at $89,410, according to county property records. The store was built in 1964.

A company spokesman declined to answer follow-up questions about the local store and its employees.

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