How does the family business of a man with a gun in his garage survive?
Posted On June 15, 2021
The family business survives.
But that doesn’t mean it has any plans for the future.
For Michael Pankratz, it’s a great place to live.
He is an auto mechanic.
He has lived there for nearly two decades.
And he has no plans to retire.
In fact, his son is planning to buy the business.
He said he has a plan to turn the garage into a movie theatre and then he will rent it out.
“I will take care of the business and the garage,” Michael said.
“It’s a family business.”
The family business has seen better days.
The garage used to be a thriving business, but it has been a problem since the 1990s when Pankrats son died of an accidental drug overdose.
It has since been used as a drug den.
And now the family has taken over.
“We’re not just going to do a garage,” said Pankrus son, Michael Palkosz.
“But we’re going to be the movie theatre.
We’re going in there to watch a movie, and then we’ll move on to the next business.”
There are two other families in the family.
The Pankruz family owns a small car dealership, and they also own a family farm and a small business.
But it is the PankRatz family’s family business that is the most profitable.
They own the auto repair shop, which is still running but is now owned by a different family.
“They’ve always been a family that works together,” said Michael.
“That’s been a constant throughout my career.
They’ve always worked together.”
But there are two big changes that have taken place.
“My wife, we’ve been trying to make a lot of changes over the last few years, but the one thing that really has come up a lot is that we have three children, we have another grandchild, and now we’ve got a third grandchild,” he said.
The family has decided to make the garage a museum and then put it up for sale.
“If we can get a museum, we want to make sure that the garage stays there,” said Mirena.
“Because otherwise we’ll just have the garage sitting there, but with all the things we can do, that’s not good enough.”
The garage is in the garage business.
The family will be making a lot more money if it can sell it.
And Michael is happy with that.
“The garage was a big problem.
It was a business.
But the garage’s been really great.
The business is a very important part of my life, but there’s still the garage.”