Tag: Arthur's Automotive & Upholstery

Arthur’s Automotive Opens Second Location

At the end of 2021, Arthur’s Automotive opened a second Montavilla location at 8804 SE Stark Street. The four-bay repair shop was the former location for J & S Automotive Repair. Now, new paint covers the 1960’s era cinder block building matching the company color scheme. This location is a mile from their original shop at 104 NE 80th Avenue and speaks more to the need for space than a regional expansion.

The shop’s owners submitted plans to expand the repair center on NE 80th Avenue in May of 2021. After eight years in this location, they had outgrown the existing space and needed to increase the building’s capacity or risk turning customers away. The addition would double their available workspace, giving them an extra 3,120 square feet of floor area. After nine months, the permits for the new all-metal structure sit in Under Review status with the city.

The new SE Stark Street location offers Arthur’s Automotive an instant 2,240 square feet of workspace on a highly utilized street. Unlike the somewhat hidden NE 80th building, the new space should generate more exposure for the auto shop. It is unknown if the owners still plan on expanding the original location. This added store did provide the expansion space the business needed. However, if the company continues to grow, it will require more shop space than the two sites offer.

Both locations are open from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. To schedule service, contact the NE 80th shop at (503) 760 6466 or the SE Stark location at (503) 517-0950. Alternatively, you can contact them online at the company’s website or by email at ArthursAutomotive@yahoo.com.

Automotive Shop Expansion on 80th

Arthur’s Automotive & Upholstery is expanding their shop located at 104 NE 80th Ave. After eight years in this location, they have outgrown the existing space and must increase the building’s capacity or risk turning customers away. The new all-metal structure will double their available workspace, giving them room to grow.

Permit application 21-037713 seeks to add 3120 Square feet of floor space to the existing shop’s 2980 Square feet. The new building will sit just north of the original shop, abutting to the current structure. A roll-up door leading onto NE 80th Ave aligns with an existing driveway, currently providing access to the storage yard. The new building is 40 feet wide and 78 feet long and will occupy a large portion of the unbuilt property. The new shop space extends east past the existing buildings, allowing for two more roll-up doors on the building’s eastern half. Those doors face south onto a gated yard.

This project will allow a growing business to remain in the neighborhood and continue to serve the community. Staying in Montavilla while expanding their business is appreciated by owners Veille and Nicole Arthur. “We are so grateful to have received so many referrals from all the neighbors. They really have made us feel welcome here all this time.”

This new expansion follows a recent repainting of the building and other property enhancements. Look for construction at the site later this year and reach out to the shop at (503) 760 6466 or ArthursAutomotive@yahoo.com if you are interested in having them work on your vehicle.