But when the gas shortage crisis hit the station closed in the late 70's and became a used car lot LA Motors and its notorious reputation started.
Because it served as the headquarters for Pittsburgh Mob Leader Michael Genovese .
The FBI Claimed it was the mobs headquarters and had several very garbled tapes it released.
Needless to say the community was shocked that the mob would be operating its headquarters almost directly across from the community offices and police station. and right next to a US post Office
many people even to this day do not believe the mob was holding meetings right there in the dealership.
But that was the Pittsburgh Mob always operated very quietly and why it was so successful until it decided to get involved with drugs which brought massive federal agency's down on them.
Since L.A. motors closed there has been a long list of business who tried to make it successful there including a couple Pizza Shops a coffee shop a Dunkin Donuts and latest business to close a greek gyro place. which by the way had great food.
But apparently there is not enough patronage and in case of the dunkin donuts was poorly managed.
maybe all these business could have taken a few pointers from the Pittsburgh Mob after all they where very successful for many years and ran many legitimate business as well as a hugely successful gambling operation.