In October of this year, Simon Kim of K & S Auto Center announced his retirement and the closing of the business. This decision marks an end to 25 years of serving Montavilla’s car care needs by this experienced mechanic. The three-bay auto shop at 7010 NE Glisan Street is currently available to lease.
Simon Kim moved to Portland with his family in 1994, opening up the automotive service center on NE Glisan. The Kim Family owns the commercial building and an attached residence on NE 70th Ave. One other business, HANKBUILT at 7006 NE Glisan Street, remains open at that location.