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Lloyds Electronics back in store damaged by fire

Steve Grenz, owner of Lloyds Electronics, said the business reopened Oct. 2 in the space it has occupied since 1999 at 206 1st Ave. S. Fire destroyed the business’ location in January. Chris Olson / The Sun

Lloyds Electronics is back open in the same space it occupied for more than 17 years before damage from a fire closed the store for most of this year.

Steve Grenz, owner of Lloyds Electronics, said a fire on Jan. 11 damaged the building at 206 1st Ave. S in which his business is located.

‘It took us until the middle of September to get everything together, so we could partially open,” he said. Lloyds Electronics opened for full-time business at the beginning of October.

Grenz said Lloyds Electronics sells and services computers, computer systems and accessories. He said the business started in November 1979. Grenz said he had worked at Lloyds Motors for 10 years as parts manager prior to opening the business with a friend. He said while working at Lloyds he learned about electronics.

“We started with two-way communications, the first CBs (citizens band) and businessman radios,” he said.

Grenz said Lloyds Electronics has been at its current location since 1999. Before that it was located where Orriginals now sits, and before that his business was in the building that used to stand where Hugo’s Family Marketplace is located.

Grenz said while the space where Lloyds Electronics was located was being rebuilt, he kept servicing his customers from a different location.

Lloyds Electronics is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, otherwise by appointment. Call 252-7756 for more information.

Chris Olson

Hometown: Traverse City, MI College: Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University

(701) 952-8454
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