Bow Wow Auto Parts on the Boise Bench closed June 3. Pat Thornton decided to retire. Her husband and co-owner, Mike, died in 2015. The 45-year-old shop specializing in Volkswagen and foreign car parts was one of the last local independent shops of its kind. Other longtime Boise businesses have closed lately, too, including the Boise Bench Market on Overland Road and the 20th Century Lanes bowling alley on State Street.
Bow Wow Auto Parts on the Boise Bench closed June 3. Pat Thornton decided to retire. Her husband and co-owner, Mike, died in 2015. The 45-year-old shop specializing in Volkswagen and foreign car parts was one of the last local independent shops of its kind. Other longtime Boise businesses have closed lately, too, including the Boise Bench Market on Overland Road and the 20th Century Lanes bowling alley on State Street. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Bow Wow Auto Parts on the Boise Bench closed June 3. Pat Thornton decided to retire. Her husband and co-owner, Mike, died in 2015. The 45-year-old shop specializing in Volkswagen and foreign car parts was one of the last local independent shops of its kind. Other longtime Boise businesses have closed lately, too, including the Boise Bench Market on Overland Road and the 20th Century Lanes bowling alley on State Street. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com

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