Model Tire Store will close in March

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Model Tire Store will close in March

Downtown Durango business dates to 1925
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Model Tire Store will close in March

Pete Bukovec bought the Model Tire Store on Main Avenue in the 1930s, and it has been in the family since. Pete’s daughter-in-law, Edith Bukovec, 77, has managed the business since 2009 and plans to close it in March.
Edith Bukovec, owner of Model Tire Store on Main Avenue, has done everything from recapping tires to keeping the books. The business she owns with her husband, Richard, will close in March.
Model Tire Store on Main Avenue used to own some of the largest tow trucks in town. The store will close in March.
Pete Bukovec, left, passed on Model Tire to his son, Richard Bukovec. Pete bought the store in the 1930s.
Pete Bukovec holds his son, Richard, at Model Tire Store.
In addition to running the Model Tire Store on Main Avenue, Edith Bukovec worked as a service representative at the Mountain Bell Telephone Co., which became U.S. West.
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