Andy's Auto Body is expanding its reach in Alton.  The all new Andy's Tire and Auto Center will open next month in the former Sears Auto Center building next to Alton Square Mall.  The details have been finalized and crews are already inside the shop preparing for the opening date in a few weeks with new signage and a NAPA themed paint scheme on the way in the next few weeks.

Owner Mark Anderson, who has been with Andy's Auto Body for ten years, says it should be a nice fit for the business and the area.  He says they've been looking at the site since shortly after the Sears auto business moved out:

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Anderson says they'll have a public grand opening on November 10.  The Andy's Auto Body on East Broadway will remain open, with the new location near the mall focusing on tires and general auto repair.  A newer, smaller, facility on Fosterburg Road opened after a major hail storm earlier this year and it remains open to help with some of Andy's overflow auto body work and hail damage repair.

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