A decades-old auto shop in Logan Circle has apparently closed its doors for good.
Mercedes & Volvo House, the longtime garage located at 1525 15th St. NW, appears to have shuttered recently. Several readers wrote to us last night and this morning to report that the auto shop had closed its doors, possibly due to an eviction:
— Stephanie Mencimer (@smencimer) June 8, 2016
The shop appeared empty when a Borderstan reporter visited earlier today. Likewise, phone calls to the shop went unanswered earlier this morning.
We’ll update this story if we learn more about why the business may have closed.
“Thefts From Autos” are a big problem in Borderstan. The police constantly warn us: Do not leave anything of value visible in your car. This also extends to hookups for Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite radio and iPods. Why? If a thief sees a hookup, he may assume that the GPS, satellite radio or iPod is somewhere in your car — and break in to look for it. One officer recently told me that thieves are now targeting cars where the outline of the suction cup for a GPS hookup is visible on the windshield.
Yeah, I know: It’s a pain to have to do this, but it beats broken glass and the cost of a new system.
Here’s a visual reminder we found over at We Love DC.