Maplewood auto repair shop John Stricker Automotive is moving to Brentwood. Owner John Stricker has sold the building at 7416 Manchester Road to developer, David Schlafly. Schlafly said he plans to renovate the building, with a new glass storefront replacing the garage doors, creating an open space for either retail or studio. He said it’s approximately 1,900 square feet.
Stricker’s last day at the Maplewood shop will be Jan. 14. He is in the process of going into business with his cousin Debbie Croghen-Stricker, who owns Stricker Auto Repair at 421 Hanley Industrial Court in Brentwood.
Their dads, Homer and Melvin, ran a repair shop behind the Esquire Theatre. They moved from there in 1986, John said. It’s a parking lot now.
John Stricker’s employee Rick Scott retired last week.