Jim Brogan, owner of Brogan’s Tire & Auto Service, has announced that he will retire and is choosing to close his shop. The community tire and auto service center at 614 E. Michigan Ave. is one of the downtown Lansing area’s longstanding businesses, perhaps best known for being a trustworthy, community garage that residents came to rely on.
Founded by Joe Brogan in 1957, the business was later sold to his son, Jim Brogan, in 1963. Throughout its 60-plus-year legacy, the shop has stood the test of time as a local service provider overcoming hurdles that have shattered many other neighboring businesses. Those challenges included the introduction of competitive corporate auto and tire dealers as well as the issues with the auto industry in more recent years. Brogan credited a strong, supportive community and customer base as the reason the organization has thrived as a community business leader.
“I’m ready to step away – I’ve been at this for over 50 years now, and while it’s hard to say goodbye, I’m excited to see the downtown area continue to grow,” said Brogan. “I’m hopeful that whatever comes next for the property can be something positive for the city. Knowing that is the opportunity I’m creating gives me something I can hold my head high about.”
While Brogan hasn’t boiled down what he plans to do with his retirement, he intends to remain in the area he’s called home his entire life. He currently resides in East Lansing with his wife, Sara.
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