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Gibbons Service – For Happy Motoring




Hillsborough Street must have the highest number of automotive service shops (both current and abandoned) of any street I’ve ever been on. Most of them are clustered around the campus area, but there are a few that are closer to the Capitol Building end of Hillsborough Street.
Even more peculiar is the brand new asphalt surrounding this otherwise decrepit building. What gives? This end of the road isn’t exactly the hottest piece of real estate downtown, but I still don’t understand how this property has been able to sit in this condition for this long–unless there are environmental issues requiring cleanup before redevelopment.
This building gives us a peek into Raleigh’s past. With the development about to take place just around the corner, I can’t imagine this will continue to be an abandoned relic.

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