I finally got through to the people who service my car this afternoon. It’s taken two weeks to get through and I have been getting concerned by the lack of return calls. The worst has, I’m afraid, happened.
They had to move a few years ago because a property developer wanted their unit to build flats on. He evicted a couple of other businesses too, including a restaurant which had recently been refurbished. Years later, the new flats have not been built, a new restaurant has opened, and several lives have been ruined.
They reopened in a new unit which wasn’t very convenient for me, but I stuck with them as they needed the business and they’d always done a good job.
I now have to report that, sadly, they have had to close down. A lot of customers didn’t move with them, there is not a lot of business about, and, with COVID, nobody needed car servicing because nobody went anywhere. I have certainly cut back a lot on driving and have had less need for car servicing and repairs.
It’s not just losing a garage, it’s losing two friends I’ve had for the last twenty years.
A pox on property developers, I say. I needed a garage within walking distance. I don’t need a bunch of millennials in flats, particularly as they are likely to cause parking problems.
and with that thought, and with 290 words needed to reach my target, I will add a longish final sentence and a picture of a sunset. Or several.
The price of progress profiting few
So true Derrick.
Too bad about the garage. The next to the last photo is absolutely gorgeous. One to frame.
Thank you. 🙂 I am fortunate in that we have a garage 200 yards away from the shop and the owner of the shop has been using them for 20 years – he recommends them. I am booked in and they seem nice.
That is a sad story about the garage having to move, and not long after, close down entirely.
That is bad news about the garage. Having people that you know servicing your car is always a very good thing.
It is. Fortunately the shop owner has used one within 200 yard of the shop for over 20 years and is happy with them. I now have an excuse to change as it will be a lot more convenient. I did think about it a few years ago but decided that my original garage deserved my support.
I hope it goes well.
They seem very pleasant and have been there many years so I am optimistic. 🙂