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    Cyburbian Tobinn's avatar
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    Urban/downtown automotive repair

    I'm wondering if anyone has, or can point me in the direction of, decent pictures or addresses of automobile repair garages in downtown/urban setting that look good and are designed well (i.e. don't look like your typical "ugly" garage). To be clear, I'm not looking for parking garages.

    Oh, and gas stations, too.

    Thanks tons!
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    Everett Street Autoworks in Portland is quite attractive for an autoshop IMHO, I particularly like the retro look

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    Oil Can Henry's in Downtown Yucaipa, Calif., which is actually more of a spruced-up small-town-main-drag than a real "downtown." Nevertheless, I feel like this works quite well despite being a totally inappropriate use for the heart of the village.


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    Terric Examples

    Thanks so much!
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    This garage in Halifax focuses on restoring old British cars, so I guess it's not really your typical garage: https://goo.gl/maps/2ZEZaRz8Hny

    This one is pretty good too: https://goo.gl/maps/syJ6FmR1pau
    The corner lot parking on it is a little unfortunate, but they do often loan the lot out to people in the community for events (a Christmas market, street concerts, etc.)

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    The Mobil in Delafield, Wisconsin has been mentioned here several times over the past few years. You will find photos if you search.
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    Also interested in Gas Stations...

    ...speaking of the Delafield WI example. I did find that one on another, similar thread.

    Thanks so much for the leads!!
    At times like this, you have to ask yourself, "WWJDD?"
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