GEORGETOWN — Change is coming to Georgetown’s northbound U.S. 113 corridor.
Auto Pros, an automotive sales-service business operated by the Scherl family since June 2013, will be closing its doors this summer, paving the way for a nonautomotive business facilitated through Silicato Development.
While specifics of the new venture are not quite ready to be made public, it is a well-known business that will cater to both local residents and travelers.
“It has been sold to a developer, who is looking at improving businesses in the community,” said Georgetown Mayor Bill West. “It’s very promising for the people, something they will enjoy.”
Ed Scherl, Auto Pros owner and president, said his plans are to cease sales operations as of July 1. The service part of Auto Pros will close sooner, probably around the beginning of June, he said.
“For the time we have been here, we have absolutely loved working in Georgetown. We have met the nicest people — and some not so nice — but the majority. We’ve made a lot of friends in Georgetown,” said Mr. Scherl. “We want to thank all of our patrons for their patronage.”
Mr. Scherl and his son, Chris Scherl, Auto Pros’ general manager, will be moving on to another auto-related business out of state.
“We’ve been part of the community ever since we’ve been here. It is bittersweet leaving, but it is a good time for us to go out,” the owner said. “And basically, we had an offer we couldn’t refuse.”
The Auto Pros structure, at northbound U.S. 113 and Edward Street between U.S. 9 and Del. 404, will be razed to make way for the new construction.