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NTB takes over Cottage Grove Midas location

NTB District Manager Justin Olsen and Cottage Grove NTB manager Shawn Oswald cut the ribbon for the new NTB in Cottage Grove. Katie Nelson / Bulletin 1 / 2
Gavin Rodie works on a vehicle Sunday at the newly-opened NTB. Katie Nelson / Bulletin2 / 2

The one-time Midas in Cottage Grove has been renovated and reopened as a National Tire and Battery on 8647 East Point Douglas Road.

The former Midas opened as NTB March 21. NTB is a seven-day-a-week operation with extended hours Saturday, which NTB District Manager Justin Olsen said no one else in Cottage Grove currently offers.

"Staff is very willing to stay late," Olsen said. "We're all about service and that's what we're eager to do." Most of those staff members crossed over from Midas when the change was made, along with two additional people.

Cottage Grove's NTB manager Shawn Oswald — who worked at the Midas for 19 years before the change — said not much has changed other than the "name and different paperwork."

"There's familiar faces," he said. "The people working are the same."

Olsen said at the grand opening and ribbon cutting April 9 that they've been busy since the March opening, and is looking to stay that way.

NTB has been expanding in the metro, and currently has 27 metro locations, Olsen said.

"This is the latest and greatest addition to the team," he said.