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White's Auto Services, 1614 Alta Vista Drive: 2015   1 comment

Posted at 1:04 am in closing

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I'm not sure when this garage on Alta Vista closed as I can't find it in any of my recent phonebooks under the name on the sign, but I think I would have noticed it before if it were too long ago, so I'm going to say 2015 until someone says different.

As a side note, I never knew the name of this little uphill street which connects Fontaine Road to Shakespeare Road. Alta Vista was the first really useful Internet search engine, put together by the now defunct Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) to showcase their 64 bit Alpha chip. It was very successful, but DEC got into trouble by never fully realizing that the mini-computer was dead and that the PC was a commodity item and went belly up. For some reason, nobody bought the Alta Vista technology (that I am aware of) and the crown passed to Google where it still remains..

UPDATE 6 April 2017 -- Now Royal Automotive:

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Written by ted on November 20th, 2015

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  1. I'm getting some hits that his might have previously been called 'J & W Auto Service' until a couple of years ago. Possibly the 'W' was White, and 'J' left the business. I also think you're right that it closed probably early this year.

    badger

    20 Nov 15 at 6:26 am

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