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Grease Monkey celebrates Grand Opening with ribbon cutting, new location in Antioch, first one in CaliforniaWednesday, November 16th, 2016
By Allen Payton
On a drizzly Friday morning, in October, a group of Antioch business and community leaders joined the owner, manager, staff and corporate representatives of Grease Monkey for the ribbon cutting to officially open their new location. With 300 locations in the U.S., Mexico and China, this is their first one in California.
Ralph Yarusso, Grease Monkey’s Chief Franchise Executive and Senior V.P. for Operations & Business Development, explained the company’s 20-minute service guarantee and demonstrated it on the car of the attendees, giving him a free oil change in the process.
Joining him from corporate were Grease Monkey’s Regional Director Brian Michel and Franchise Development Specialist Lori Schneider, and Antioch location Manager Carlos Badial.
Also in attendance was Brian Li, a member of the family that owns the Antioch location, who thanked all those who were there that morning.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the community and having fun with you guys,” he said.
Representing the City of Antioch, Mayor Pro Tem Lori Ogorchock said, “I want to welcome Grease Monkey to Antioch.”
“Out of all the cities you chose Antioch,” she continued. “You’ve done a great job improving the building and landscaping.”
Richard Pagano, Chairman and COO of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce spoke next.
“Thank you very much for opening your business in Antioch,” he said. “For the improvements to this building and the jobs you’re creating for Antioch, thank you very much.”
Yarusso added, “You’ve all made us feel so welcome. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The Li family has invested heavily in your community.”
Located at 1701 Auto Center Drive at the corner of East 18th Street, the shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call (925) 470-3579. To learn more visit www. and “like” the Antioch location on their Facebook page.