Business

Downtown Tire Co. on Second Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids closes

The business was one of the few auto and tire services downtown

Downtown Tire Co., 402 2nd Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. The business closed Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Matthew Patane/The Gazette)
Downtown Tire Co., 402 2nd Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. The business closed Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Matthew Patane/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A downtown auto and tire service closed its doors Thursday.

Downtown Tire Co., 402 Second Ave. SE, closed permanently at the end of the business day.

The business had operated under the Goodyear brand name and was one of the few auto service and repair shops in downtown Cedar Rapids.

“We appreciate the continued business for the last 30 years,” a sign on Downtown Tire’s door read. “Please feel free to visit the (five) other Goodyear locations in Cedar Rapids and Marion.”

Those other locations include one at 4001 Blairs Ferry Road NE.

The business owner could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

News of Downtown Tire closing comes soon after another auto service shop downtown said it will close early next year. Albert Auto Service, 427 First Ave. SE, one street over, plans to close its downtown location by March.

l Comments: (319) 398-8366; matthew.patane@thegazette.com

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