Gasoline Alley recently opened its brand new facility in Green Valley, AZ. The new shop, which is next to its previous location, features seven service bays as well as a sophisticated exhaust system, evaporative coolers to keep the shop cool during the summer and a waste oil heating system for the winter.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Green Valley News and Sun website.
Shop realizes 7-year goal with new building
By Karen Walenga
January 8, 2011
A Green Valley automotive service and repair shop began the new year by christening its new building on West Camino Casa Verde.
Gasoline Alley opened its new shop Monday next to its previous location, said Edie Lake, who owns the business with her husband, Johnnie.
A customer brought in a bottle of champagne, a parts supplier sent a cake, and Lake left some coins around the new building so the Gasoline Alley staff would never be thirsty, hungry or without money in their new building, she said.
“It’s all come together, and we’re so excited,” Lake said. A grand opening celebration is planned in early February.
The new steel building, erected by CA Development & Construction of Tucson, measures 50 feet by 80 feet and includes a bright, comfortable waiting room and handicapped-accessible restroom for customers, an office for the Lakes, an employee lunchroom, changing room with lockers and a shower, and employee restroom.
The spacious repair shop has seven lifts, a sophisticated exhaust system, evaporative coolers for the summer and a waste-oil heating system for the winter.
To read this article on the Green Valley News and Sun website, visit http://www.gvnews.com/business/article_a342dc60-1bb7-11e0-bc95-001cc4c002e0.html.