Discount Tire, a large tire and wheel retailer, has purchased a 1.07-acre tract near the Airline/Louisiana 42 intersection in Prairieville for its first Louisiana location.

Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, paid $852,000 for the land at the southeast corner of the Commerce Centre business park, said Matthew Shirley of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate. Shirley represented the seller, Synergy Bank of Houma. Charlie Colvin of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate represented Discount Tire.

Colvin said the store is expected to open in the latter half of 2016. The company is looking at several additional locations in metro Baton Rouge, he said.

Discount Tire has more than 900 stores in 28 states. has estimated the privately held company’s 2015 revenue at $4 billion.