AutoZone To Open First Store In Alaska

AutoZone To Open First Store In Alaska

The new Wasilla, Alaska, store will be AutoZone's 5,000th location in North America.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis, Tenn.-based AutoZone is set to celebrate the grand opening of its newest store in Wasilla, Alaska, on Aug. 17-18. This location will mark the company’s 5,000th store and its entry into Alaska. AutoZone now has stores in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
"We are thrilled to have a presence in Alaska, and to be able to provide quality automotive parts and products to the community. It is also a great honor to celebrate the opening of our 5,000th store in Wasilla, Alaska," said Bill Rhodes, AutoZone chairman, president and CEO, customer satisfaction.
A grand opening celebration will take place Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18. On both days, there will be hourly raffles, free food, vendor displays and an AutoZone ball cap giveaway. The presentation and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright and the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce board of directors in attendance. On Saturday, customers can enter to win a Duralast truck cargo box valued at up to $400. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Volunteers from two local organizations, My House and the Boys & Girls Club of Southcentral Alaska, will cook hamburgers and hot dogs for customers attending the grand opening. In addition, the organizations will receive a charitable contribution from AutoZone.

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