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DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OPENS NEW STORE IN FLORIDA

 LAKELAND, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: DAP) announced the opening of a 12,000-square-foot mini-depot store at 2091 Commercial Way in Spring Hill.
 The public is invited to attend the grand opening on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to closing. Activities will include giveaways and special sale prices.
 Company president Denis Fontaine said that the Spring Hill store will bring the total number of company stores to 176, including two in Georgia, where he said at least two more stores were scheduled to be opened next month. Company forecasts call for a total of 300 stores by the end of 1996.
 The company operates three different types of stores, depending on the characteristics of the local market. A standard store typically has about 6,000 square feet of selling space and is designed for rural markets. The mini-depot, geared to suburban markets, is slightly larger with an average size of 8,000 to 12,000 square feet. And the warehouse style depot format with up to 25,000 square feet is designed for metropolitan markets.
 Discount Auto Parts, Inc., is Florida's leading specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts, maintenance items and accessories for the Do-It-Yourself ("DIY") consumer. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and local brokers can provide appropriate investment information.
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 /CONTACT: Denis Fontaine, president, or William Perkins, CFO of Discount Auto Parts, Inc., 813-687-9226/
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