Avis auto rental to open at Pep Boys

An auto rental business will soon be sharing space with Pep Boys on 124th Avenue NW, south of Main Street, in Coon Rapids.

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission Nov. 21 gave conditional use permit approval for Avis Budget Group to have an auto rental facility at Pep Boys Auto Parts, 3325 124th Ave.

According to Planner Scott Harlicker, Avis is planning to open an auto rental counter in the building and will have a maximum of 10 rental cars on site.

The rental cars will be parked along the southeast corner of the site along Riverdale Boulevard, Harlicker wrote in a report to the commission.

No changes to the site plan or exterior of the building are planned, he wrote.

According to a letter Avis Budget Group sent to the commission, Avis partners with Pep Boys throughout the country to open car rental facilities in Pep Boys’ stores.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com