New Auto Shop at Walt’s

The long empty property at 2221 N 45th St where Walt’s Muffler used to be (across from the Taco Time) is getting a new lease on life (or at least a new lease). Chris writes:

Just got back from dinner at the Golden Olive, one of our n’hood faves, and saw that the Walt’s Muffler building has been leased to a new auto repair business. Ward & I met Brian, the owner, as he was preparing to open for business in about a week and a half. He seems to be a very nice young fellow who LOVES Wallingford and has some ideas for greening up that corner including lots of plants inside the office end and planters wherever he can outside. He wondered what we thought about planters on the roof with bamboo like the ones next door at the Bagley Lofts.

Helen says she’s heard it’s called Green Auto. Excellent news all around: one less empty storefront, and maybe even a bit of greenery there. We thought it would have made a fine spot for an outdoor cafe, but we’ll take what we can get.

The bad news, though: DOUG. reports that the Henry mural (right) has been painted over. What a sadness!

  • Kerrizor

    We saw the painter finishing up the other day, wondered what was going on.. I’m glad we’re getting a business in there – I was worried it was going to be another ugly condo/townhouse development :(

  • iyqtoo

    The former Tweedy & Popp space was leased too! Just last night we were mounning the lingering “For Lease” sign in the window, and today there were two men cleaning it up. They said it was definitely leased but they didn’t know who the new tenant is.

  • Judy

    They painted over the great Henry mural on the east side of the building. It looks like they have someone living in a camper on the west side–not decorative right next to my home at Bagley Lofts. We shall see.

  • BagleyMan

    This is one Wallyhooder that will not use there service. The owner claims to know and love Wallingford? They painted over Wallingford’s own Henry mural? I wonder if they even asked anyone from the neighborhood about it. Shame on you…

  • kerrizor

    Maybe the landlord painted over it, not the new lease-holder?

  • Zoka Joe

    I was just one of the first ten customers at Green Care Auto Repair. I asked Alex, the owner for a rear break estimate, and his estimate was significantly lower than two other estimates I recently received.

    He was nice, friendly, and took the time to show me the used pads, the new Akebono pads, and my rotors. He also showed me three interesting features on my car that I did not know about.

    I think he did a great job for a very reasonable price and am quite pleased to have a great auto shop within walking distance of my house.

    By the way, Alex charges about $20 for a synthetic oil change with filter.

    I can recommend Green Care Auto Repair.

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