Maynard Battery and Electric, on Miller right at the railroad tracks. (734) 662-0217

Lawn mower and snow blower repair; now closed.

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Maynard Battery, a nearly century old parts and repair business in Ann Arbor, is closing its shop on Miller Avenue after the building was sold last month to an Ann Arbor area manufacturing company. The 5,000-square-foot industrial building — which is located at 401 Miller St. just west of North First Street — was sold to the Trenton Corporation last month for $450,000, according to city documents. Its 2012 assessed value was $381,000.

Mower repairs are most of Maynard Battery's work now, but its name evokes an earlier history. When the business was founded in 1923, "they rebuilt Tar Top batteries," Christman says. "They'd take out the cell that had gone bad and put in a new cell. And we repaired everything and rebuilt just about everything from starters to carburetors.