New business coming to Harpersville

Published 1:19 pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By GINNY COOPER / Staff Writer

HARPERSVILLE—Street Scene Automotive Restoration Company will soon open up shop in Harpersville.

The company purchased the old Abbott’s grocery store, Mayor Theoangelo Perkins announced at the March 3 City Council meeting.

“This will be a great addition to our town,” Perkins said.

The company, which restores cars and builds high-end street rods, is moving from Trussville to Harpersville this year.

Crowe plans to restore the grocery store to make a vintage parts shop, and hopes to preserve much of the history in the building by keeping vintage items and displaying them on the walls. Crowe plans to have install gas pumps and coke machines from the era.

“It’ll be just like you walked back in time,” Crowe said. “We’re big into history because that’s what we do for a living, so we’re trying to bring a little life back into that part of Harpersville.”

Crowe estimates that the restoration will take six months, and hopes that the shop will be open by the middle of the summer.

Though most of the current employees will be making the move, Crowe estimates that the company will hire three to four new employees in the coming year.

“I’m looking to move the business to Harpersville because I live here, and I want to bring a little life back into Harpersville,” Crow said. “Also, I’m looking forward to not having to drive back and forth.”