In November of 2015 Doobie rented garage space across the road from the shack and started a new business doing oil changes and light repairs. Google street view reveals that Doobie reused a sign for a full service oil change business that had been there when the diner opened. He watched that oil change shop go out of business. Someone else failed at the same location, the same type of business, and even with the same sign. Doobie saw all that and thought it was his chance to expand his empire.
West Alabama Automotive closed along with the diner in January of 2016.