Successful business with 11 locations originated from a car trunk in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Edwin G. Thirlby, founder of Thirlby Automotive in 1958, and a car trunk have evolved into 11 Thirlby Automotive locations in Northern Michigan that serve over 1,200 accounts and many additional daily walk-up customers. Edwin W. Thirlby (the present owner and Edwin. G. Thirlby’s son) explains, “In the late 1950s my father was working at a marina and a guy came along selling wax. He told him he was retiring.

Old Town is still growing

By Sakiya Duncan
Old Town Lansing Times Staff Reporter

Old Town is expanding — businesswise, that is. There are now two new additions to the neighborhood, moving Old Town closer to full capacity. There has been a recent sighting of two new businesses within Old Town. The Urban Beat Event center and Retail Therapy. While construction for The Urban Beat Event Center is underway, Retail Therapy is now open.