Photo by Bart Ettinger.

Advance Auto Parts – “a leader in the automotive aftermarket” – is coming to 3720 Nostrand Avenue, the location of the shuttered R & S Strauss Discount Auto.

The storefront has been empty since last June, when Strauss declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and shuttered all stores overnight – a story that Sheepshead Bites was the first to report nationally. More than 700 were left without a job, and patrons of the two local stores – here and at 2570 Coney Island Avenue – were puzzled to find the buildings locked.

The Coney Island Avenue location is slated to become a seafood restaurant operated by the owners of Chateau De Alik (1223 Avenue U).

Advance Auto Parts is a Fortune 500 company with more than 3,500 stores nationwide, the nearest being in East New York. They are based in Roanoke, Virginia.

UPDATE (5/28/2013 @ 12:00 p.m.): This store opened today, May 28. Here are the store hours, from the company’s press release:

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other area stores are located at 832 Pennsylvania Avenue and 2686 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

UPDATE (6/3/2013 @ 11:30 a.m.): Reader Bart E. tell us Advance Auto opened last weekend.

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  • SASSY

    That is great news. Please keep us posted on when they will open.

  • a good neighbor

    i hope they have tire service.

    • ShadowLock

      two spots in the neighborhood i would recommend…… V and coney island. and Y and McDonald.

      • Andy

        those guys on Y and McDonald are amazing: excellent quality and moderate prices