The Neighborhood Wrench has shuttered its Natick location at the intersection of Rte. 135 and Union Street after 20 years, consolidating the auto repair and maintenance business with its location in Medway.
“After 20 years, we must now announce that our Natick location has closed… Thank you very much to all of our wonderful customers there over the years! Our Medway location (which is only 11 miles from the Natick shop!) is still open and we hope you will continue your patronage with us there,” owner Doug Voss wrote on the company’s Facebook page.
Neighborhood Wrench also rents and sells used cars.
The U-Haul business at the corner is a separate operation from Neighborhood Wrench.
Perhaps this summer’s demise of Coney, the sidewalk catalpa tree, was a sign of change to come on that corner.
The closing of Natick’s Neighborhood Wrench comes on the heels of Boyd’s Auto Service on North Main Street closing after 15 years.
People are certainly putting fewer miles on their vehicles during the pandemic, requiring fewer visits to the shop, says the guy who just paid $700-plus to replace a rusted out exhaust system and muffler…