Morning News-Lisa Lete
Sarah and Joaquin Smith, with a little help from daughter Halle (3). are busy working the counter of the new NAPA Auto Parts Store on Bridge Street. (next to Gold's Gym) in Blackfoot. As a family-owned business, the Smiths will help manage the new store along with Joaquin's parents Dennis and Donna Smith and his brother Kade (and wife Jesalee).
The Smith family from American Falls has been keeping their eye out for a new place to expand their NAPA Auto Parts stores in Southeast Idaho and found the perfect opportunity in Blackfoot. They opened the doors to a new store on Monday at 1250 W. Bridge, in the old Spudnik building next to Gold's Gym. The family opened their first NAPA store in American Falls in 1998 and a second store in Aberdeen in 2008.
The family-owned business â€” which includes Dennis and Donna Smith; their two sons Joaquin (wife Sarah Wyne Smith) and Kade (wife Jesalee Thomas Smith) â€” employs six people at the Blackfoot store.
Sarah (Wyne Smith), who grew up in Pingree and graduated from Snake River High School as the daughter of Dr. Edward and Sally Wyne, said she is thrilled to be back working in the Blackfoot area again.
"I have so many fond memories of working at the Blackfoot Community Clinic and being involved in the Nuart Theater," she said.
Sarah said that as business partners in NAPA, the family takes great pride in their excellent customer service and the ability to supply even 'hard to find' parts."
"We are continually trying to stretch our inventory to meet the needs of the community by carrying lines in light duty, heavy duty, ag, import and hydraulic parts.
"If we don't have it, we'll get it," she added. "I love that we're branching out. We love to support local communities and we look forward to our new home in Blackfoot."
For more information on NAPA Auto Body in Blackfoot call 785-9950.