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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-12-20

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December 20 • 2012

Franklin Auto

Owner puts service and community
first at village's only service station.

Ronelle Grier

Contributing Writer

p

am Migliore, owner of Franklin
Auto Service and BP Gasoline,
believes a service station
should be true to its name. That is why
every customer is greeted by a friendly
attendant who pumps gas, washes
windshields, checks oil and tires, and
delivers a free cup of hot coffee between
the hours of 7-11 a.m.
Sometimes Migliore will be the one
pumping the gas and bringing the cof-
fee; she knows many of the customers
and enjoys providing service with a
personal touch.
Located in downtown Franklin
Village between 13 and 14 Mile roads,
Franklin Auto Service is one of two
service locations owned by Migliore
and her brother, Darrell Marx of West
Bloomfield. She runs the Franklin loca-
tion while Marx runs Darrell's Firestone
Tire and Auto Repair in downtown
Farmington.
The siblings have been partners since
the early 1990s, when they purchased
several stations from their late father,
Iry Marx, who owned and operated
businesses throughout Metro Detroit.
While Marx worked for his father
while he was growing up, Migliore
joined the business after she started
having children.
"The hours were very flexible; I could
come and go as I needed," said Migliore,
who lives in Farmington Hills.
When she discovered how much she
enjoyed the business, she became more
involved and decided to make it her
life's work.
"I loved working with my family, and
I loved servicing the community:' she

said.
The station, which is as quaint as the
town that surrounds it, adjoins another
local landmark: the Franklin-Bingham
Farms Fire Department. Migliore shares
a friendly relationship with the fire-
fighters and staff members.
The Marxes are the third family to
own Franklin Auto Service, which has
inhabited the same downtown Franklin
Village location for more than four
decades.
"Lots of our customers are old-timers
who have been around longer than we
have said Migliore. "It's a tight-knit
community"
Migliore is involved in the communi-
ties that touch her life, both in business
and in the Jewish community.
As a local promotional committee
member of Main Street, a national orga-
nization dedicated to the preservation
of historic towns, Migliore takes charge
of the annual Chili Cook-off held every
March.
Neighborhood walkers and cyclists
can often be found at the station, stop-
ping to use the bathroom or get a cold
drink. When a customer celebrated
his 86th birthday, Migliore hosted a
party at the Franklin Village Tea Room,
with several local business owners and
employees in attendance.
Migliore is a member of Temple
Israel, where she studied for and cel-
ebrated an adult bat mitzvah.
She has two sons, Matt, a former
firefighter/paramedic now a student
at the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, and Steven, an attorney at
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
LLP, who lives in West Bloomfield with
his wife, Jessica, and their two children.
As an active member of Federation's

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