The far left of this building used to be Howard’s for many years. A mom and pop cafe. Closed down a few years ago

The Clift Motor Company operated until the 2000’s. It’s King’s Automotive now. The far left end was originally Tommy’s Snack Bar, operated by Ruth Clift and her son Tommy. Tommy had been paralyzed in a car accident and Ruth felt he needed something to keep him busy so he’d see he could be useful. There was a hat shop above it. Tommy’s father was Earl Clift — he owned the dealership.

Years later, Tommy’s was replaced by Shirley’s Country Kitchen, which was THE lunch spot for the Courthouse crowd and a popular dinner spot too. In recent years it was Howard’s. Currently there’s a coffee shop there.

The small, three-bay tire shop on the far right of the photo is the original KGVFD Firehouse.

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