“We pay a lot for it. But in return we won’t talk to anyone else but them,” said Josh, an employee of 3G’s Tire & Auto Service this afternoon. Josh was referring to 3G’s relationship, the Hewitt-family owned business, has with the “Portland Press Herald.”
Mhn.com stopped at the 200 Veranda Street location to inquire about doing a story on one small business that is permitted to remain open during this pandemic pause. The Portland Press Herald was already here on Monday to do a story and it should run tomorrow, Thursday, March 26 Josh said. When this blogger said she would like to do a story just the same, Josh, said that was not possible because of the relationship it has with the Portland daily. It’s a “small business” deal Josh said. The advertising we get is good although,….”we have a good customer base,” he said.
Last March the local daily featured a story with a long-time mechanic at 3G’s, about the pothole season and its adverse affect on cars. Does the relationship involve at least a yearly feature story for the former Munjoy HIll business?
3G’s was formerly located at 89 Anderson Street, the current site of a restaurant and an apartment building, built by Portland developer Jonathan Culley. Back in the day, the garage specialized in selling used tires. (Please see post herein dated July 23, 2014 for more background information on the subject).
note: This blogger was a customer of 3G’s when it was previously located at 89 Anderson Street. Josh repeatedly identified himself as Jake to me when asked for his name today. Apparently, that was a fictious name given to mislead this blogger and protect himself. When this blogger asked to speak to another employee on site to verify what he told me, Josh said no.