WICHITA — The Garage has closed its site at 810 N. Tyler Road and is moving equipment from there to its site at 610 N. Maize Road over the next month.
Owners Mike and Lisa Pennella have had the Tyler site for five years and the Maize site since November.
"The actual original plan was to open this (and) close down the other one," Mike Pennella says. "Then, as we got closer to it, we decided to try to run them both."
The Pennellas were already thinking of future potential sites.
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"Originally that was our intent," Mike Pennella says. "We were possibly going to start looking into franchising and things like that. This was kind of a stepping stone.
"It didn't take long to figure out we couldn't give the customers the kind of attention Lisa and I were used to giving.”
They're keeping the Maize site because it's more ideal for service work they provide for automobiles.
There's a five-bay, self-service car wash and a single bay, touch-free automatic car wash. There's also an express lube center, among other things.
John Pennella says he's "able to do a lot more services a lot quicker out of this location than my other one."