Cheraw Motors, Inc. / Harpe Family Automotive, 970 Chesterfield Highway: November 2022

Like both Jerry Harpe's Cars LLC and Harpe's Body Shop next door, Harpe Family Automotive closed up shop back in November of last year because the owner is going to or has already sold the property. According to their website, which is still online as of today, the business was started in 1968 as Cheraw Motors, Inc., by Tom and Sue Harpe and then passed on to their son Mitch, who operated Harpe Family Automotive with the help of his mother Sue, sister Terri, and Mike and James.

Unfortunately, by the time I had heard the news, the outside of the building had already been torn down before I could take pictures, which I did around the end of last year. On the other hand, had the inside of the building not been exposed when I took these pictures, I would not have a picture of that crimson throne.