This guy has been around forever. His shop is in a VERY valuable spot on the main drag in town. Getting up there in years and been wanting to retire for quite some time. Dollar General made him the right offer. My uncle is the auctioneer and has quite a following. He'll get better-than-new price for everything! I'd like to have the snowplow from the I-H Scout for mine, but that Scout is ROUGH. Its an old postal service right hand drive Scout.
The last independant local small-guy farm tractor repair shop just shut down this year because his of his health. He's trying to sell out private treaty.
We do have a body shop in town that'll fix anything. Works on anything from semi's to lawn mowers. He may expand.
I suppose someone will see the void and start up a repair shop. With astronomical real estate prices in this town they'll never make it. Most all the commercial buildings in town are owned by one "entrepeneur" and good luck finding any business building thats affordable.
This whole scenario promotes more of the "throw away and buy new" system thats crammed down our throats.