Strassel’s Automotive to fully close by end of April

Banks- After 40 years of business in Banks, Strassel’s Automotive and Hydraulic Hoses has closed up shop for automotive work as of March 31, and will cease all other operations at the end of April.

Strassel’s was opened by Mike Strassel, who started by offering mobile repairs and then moved to their location at 42186 NW Sunset Avenue in Banks, where they’ve operated for about 35 years.

Mike passed away in December of 2016, and his wife Ann Strassel, the current owner of the shop, says that her son-in-law, who is currently running the business, is moving to Alaska and will be unable to continue operating the business.

Once the business has been removed from the building, Ann says she plans to lease the building to someone else – though a new tenant has not yet been decided on.

“We really appreciate the loyalty over the years,” says Ann. “It’s bittersweet.”