Opening of a Christian Brothers Automotive store near Lake Murray

Every day, thousands of cars drive down North Lake Drive near Lake Murray in the Irmo area.

Soon these cars will have a new place to stop if they need repairs.

Christian Brothers Automotive, a national auto repair chain with operations in 30 states, is set to open a new facility at 8079 Irmo Drive. It’s near the intersection with North Lake Drive in the Irmo area near Lake Murray. A Publix mall is on the northeast side of this intersection.

Construction is well underway on the Auto Shop, and a sign says it will be available soon. The Christian Brothers website also lists the shop as Coming soon and said there will likely be special offers when the venue officially opens.

The Christian Brothers site comes on a busy stretch of road in a fast growing area. State Department of Transportation data indicates that approximately 15,000 cars per day use this corridor.

This will be the second Christian Brothers site in the Midlands. The other is at 148 Old Cherokee Road in Lexington. Other South Carolina locations include Goose Creek, Greenville, and Tega Cay.

Christian Brothers offers a wide range of automotive servicesincluding air conditioning repair, tune-ups, brake work and much more.

Christian Brothers
A Christian Brothers Automotive store is coming to 8079 Irmo Dr. near Lake Murray. The chain has stores across the United States. Photo by Chris Trainor

Chris Trainor is a retail reporter for The State and has worked for newspapers in South Carolina for more than 17 years, including previous stops at the (Greenwood) Index-Journal and the (Columbia) Free Times. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the South Carolina Press Association, including honors in column writing, government reporting, profile writing, food writing, election coverage, and more.

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