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UPDATE: Another Bluefield business closes

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Another business in the city of Bluefield has closed its doors.

Employees of Appalachian Tire on Princeton Avenue were notified on Monday that the Bluefield store would be closing.

Appalachian Tire had been operation in Bluefield for decades.

While city officials say the closing is unfortunate, Economic Development Director Greg Shrewsbury says the situation could be a positive for the city.

"We look at this as opportunity for other merchants in town that do the same type of work," Shrewsbury said. "We have other locally-owned businesses that can absorb that business so we think it can be a positive for the other merchants in town."

Appalachian Tire operates several stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. Officials at the corporate office in Charleston did not immediately return calls made by WVVA News for comment.

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