Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Batteries Plus Bulbs opens in Concord

A new store offering 45,000 varieties of light bulbs and batteries opened recently in Concord, the second store for local franchisee Richard Rettammel.

Batteries Plus Bulbs is open in the Afton Ridge Shopping Center, off I-85. Rettammell also operates a store in Huntersville.

Here's a little about the store, in case you're not familiar: "Batteries Plus Bulbs stores offer thousands of batteries for thousands of devices, ranging from common items such as watches, cars, digital cameras, laptops and cell/smartphones to those hard-to-find batteries for old toys and novelty or obscure electronic devices...Batteries Plus Bulbs’ light bulb products include everything from the common recessed lighting, track lighting, incandescent and LED options to extraordinary, highly-specialized light bulbs for cars, healthcare equipment, aquariums, projectors, and much more."

Atlanta-based Roark Capital Group owns Batteries Plus Bulbs. The private equity firm also owns companies such as Cinnabon, Moe's Southwest Grill, Arby's and Massage Envy.

The Concord store is managed by Rettammel's son, Tim. "He started working with me every Sunday when I first opened the Huntersville store and knows everything about the business from lighting to specialty batteries," said Rettammel, in a statement.