Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Muzik Bros. Location Revealed

The view this past weekend
A former Downtown Lorain business is coming home.

Muzik's Auto Care is returning to U.S. Route 6 after an absence of almost 60 years – and just a stone's throw away from the firm's original location at the northeast corner of Broadway and East Erie.

Muzik Brothers first appeared in the Lorain City Directory in 1947 (below).

Muzik Brothers 1947 City Directory Listing
It was around that time period that John C. and Joseph J. Muzik opened their business in the gas station formerly operated by Lorain Mayor Harry VanWagnen.

Here's a shot of the Muzik Brothers service station from March 1952 (below).
Muzik Brothers Gulf Station at Broadway and E. Erie
(Courtesy Lorain Historical Society)
The company remained at that location until around 1955, when it moved over to 901 Broadway (below) across from the Post Office.

Muzik Brothers service station at 9th and Broadway
(Courtesy Lorain Historical Society)
Around 1973, Muzik Brothers moved their business over to 1245 Broadway. It remained there until around 1983 or '84, when the business was relocated to 3671 Oberlin Avenue (below).

A Taco Bell is going to be built at the 3671 Oberlin Avenue location (which I wrote about here and The Morning Journal covered here), resulting in Muzik's Auto Care's move to the vacant property next to Walter A. Frey Funeral Home.

It's great to see a longtime Lorain business committed to staying in business in its hometown. Best of luck to Muzik's Auto Care at its new location.

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