Ground has been broken on the west side of the 4700 block of Kickapoo Street between Aldi grocery store and the former Delta Cafe, where a new business is under construction.

Ground has been broken on the west side of the 4700 block of Kickapoo Street between Aldi grocery store and the former Delta Cafe, where a new business is under construction.

In September that site — Shawnee's Marketplace's final lot — was officially spoken for as Discount Tire filed a permit with the Planning office.

Planning Director Justin DeBruin was pleased, saying it was really good news.

“We're closed out on Phase One of Shawnee Marketplace at this point and exploring our options for the remainder of the Marketplace property to the south,” he said.

Discount Tire

According to the Discount Tire website, at discounttire.com, the retail store began in 1960 and was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Today the independent tire and wheel retailer has more than 900 locations across 29 states.

Discount Tire sells tires and wheels, as well as related services.

The company has almost a dozen locations in central Oklahoma — five in Oklahoma City, and one each in Del City, Moore, Edmond, Norman and Yukon.

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