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.
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.