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Steve Linn moved the Linn Companies' Napa Auto Parts store in Newport to a new, larger facility. The store opened earlier this month. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Growth fuels expansion of Napa Auto Parts in Newport

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Space constraints, an industry transformation and - oddly enough - the struggling economy prompted the Newport Napa Auto Parts store to expand to a new, larger facility.


Standing in the new store last week, owner Steve Linn said the auto parts retailer had outgrown its former Hastings Avenue location. At the same time, there is stronger demand for replacement auto parts.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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