Home of Richard’s Bus set for Oct. 12 auction

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~ Press release issued by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.

LURAYNicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc. announces the auction of the longtime home of Richard’s Bus lines — a three-bay, 3,264-square-foot commercial building on a .17-acre lot at 311 Mechanic Street near downtown Luray at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 according to John Nicholls, president of the company. 

As did many local businesses in the pre-war early 1940’s, Richards Bus Lines filled a need. In this case, the American Viscose plant in Front Royal needed workers and Mr. Richards formed Richards Bus Line to transport those workers from Luray. This service laid the groundwork for many successful years of business in the commercial transportation industry, which was continued by the Sours family when Eddie Sours acquired ownership of the company in 1978. 

The growth and success of the company continued under the Sours family — Eddie, Brian and Chris.  However, the march of time brings change and the inevitability of change was thrust upon us when earlier this year Eddie Sours decided to close this loved family business. The sale of this Luray landmark is the culmination of the Richards’ and Sours’ families decision to pursue new opportunities and spend more time with his family and friends.

“Since 1949, this building was the home to Richard’s Bus Lines, and now the owner is enjoying some much deserved retirement. Located in downtown Luray, this building offers easy access to Routes 211 and 340, and is only one street off of Main Street,” said Nicholls.

Bids will start at $50,000. The real estate auction is open to the public.  Brokers are reminded that pre-registration is required for compensation.

“Only one block off Main Street, the property’s highlights include a three-bay, commercial building in downtown Luray with office space, break room/lounge and bathroom with easy access to Routes 211 and 340,” said Josh Puffenbarger, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group auction coordinator.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., with over 50 years of auction superiority and over 200 years of combined experience, has been synonymous with excellence and successfully marketing and selling thousands of properties.

For more highlights and details, visit www.nichollsauction.com.



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