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Biz Beat: The Auto Shop, with a new owner, wants to stand out

Sara Thompson

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune The Auto Shop includes, from left, Kelly Nason, Allie Fullbright and Kenny Curtzwiler.

If you’re driving down Melba Drive, a bright yellow building might catch your eye.

“We painted it that ugly color because we wanted it to stand out,” said Kenny Curtzwiler, new owner of The Auto Shop.

The Auto Shop still is offering the same great service – the only change is the management.

Curtzwiler, owner of K & K Services, is branching off into the automotive world. He said he rented the lot next to the auto shop for his other business endeavors and decided to take on the business.

With 20 years of experience, mechanic Kelly Nason still will be working at the shop, too.

The shop will have its grand opening in mid-June and will have a free barbecue. Discounted oil changes will be offered to the first 50 customers.

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The store is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is at 1150 Melba Drive, near the Tahoe Valley Campground. For more information, call (530) 544-6877.

At SmartMoney.com, Lake Tahoe is listed as one of the top five vacation-home bargains.

Out of the “Top Five Places to Own a Summer Home,” Lake Tahoe ranked fourth on the list, which included Panama City Beach, Fla.; the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania; the Crystal Coast in North Carolina; and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours Mixer on Thursday.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Tahoe Queen. It’s free to chamber members and $10 for anyone else who would like to attend. For details, call (775) 588-1728.

– Have information on your business that you’d like to share? Contact reporter Sara Thompson at (530) 542-8009 or sthompson@tahoedailytribune.com.