After nearly a century in business, Malle Service & Tire will close its doors permanently on Friday.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — After nearly a century at the corner of Quincy and Broadway, Malle Service & Tire will close its doors permanently on Friday. 

 “In June of 1924 my great-grandfather started Malle Service, I am the fourth generation,” owner Ed Malle wrote in a letter to his customers this week, which was addressed “Dear Friend.” 

“It has been quite a run at this same location for 97 years and one month. My family has been a fixture in this town. The customer support has kept us here through good and bad times. I have seen generation after generation of families keeping our doors open, and that overwhelms me,” Malle wrote. 

“I started full-time with the family business in December of 1979. If you are counting that is 41 years and 7 months.”