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Brothers watch family business get demolished for Broadway improvement project

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 20:02:49-05
Thursday morning, properties on Broadway and Campbell were demolished as the city looks for ways to improve traffic conditions. 
 
While the city looks towards a brighter future, it was an emotional day for the Gyuro brothers as they watched their childhood memories at "Albert's Auto Care" come down. 
 
Their father bought the business in 1950.
 
They tell KGUN 9 the shop was the place they had their first job. 
 
Don Gyuro says, "we had customers from all over Tucson come here. Of course, there wasn't many gas stations back then."
 
The project will widen Broadway Blvd from four to six traffic lanes. The project will add bus pullouts, bike lanes, and sidewalks from Euclid to Country Club. 
 
"Albert's Auto Care" is one of 27 properties being demolished. Seven of the properties have historic preservation. 
 
Don says his mother told him, "The first pay phone booth in Tucson was in the shop."
 
The brothers say while Thursday was a hard day, they know it's for the best. 
 
Construction is expected to start in 2018.