Merrill Automotive is currently open for business to assist our community.

We are taking extra precautions, limiting person to person contact inside the shop and with customers and vendors as much as possible. We are cleaning and disinfecting much more frequently than we normally do.

Additionally, to make it easy for our customers we are available through Email, Texting, our Digital Inspection Platform, and of course on the Phone. Please reach-out to us if you have any questions or need help with your Vehicle repair and maintenance, we are here for you!

Monthly Archives: March 2020

Lakewood & Merrill Automotive: A History

Lakewood & Merrill Automotive: A History

Lakewood & Our People About 50 years ago in 1969, the City of Lakewood incorporated. The people of Lakewood worked together to build schools and make other civic improvements. There were several unsuccessful attempts to incorporate it. As fears of annexation to Denver and the lack of law enforcement loomed over residents, Lakewood was finally able to incorporate in 1969. Jim Richey, Chairman of the Citizens for Incorporation, and residents drew up plans on his basement ping pong table. The name Lakewood came long before that in 1889, from William Loveland, Owner of the Colorado Central Railroad, and Charles Welch. Loveland and Welch wanted to retire in this community west of Denver along Colfax Avenue. This was the place to be for wealthy residents of Denver to locate their summer estates. When they built the first electric tramway, the population in Lakewood boomed. The tramway referred to as the W line or “Loop” was 12.1 miles of rail that ran between Denver, Lakewo ... read more

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