Auto Max to move into Seawell’s Ordinary

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Dec 29, 2010 - 03:33 PM

Photo: Auto Max of Gloucester will move from its current location to Seawell’s Ordinary in January. Shown standing in front of the Ordinary are, from left, sales associates Jason Niblett, Jeff Niblett, Danny Niblett (owner) and Joe Volpe. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Auto Max of Gloucester will move from its current location to Seawell’s Ordinary in January. Shown standing in front of the Ordinary are, from left, sales associates Jason Niblett, Jeff Niblett, Danny Niblett (owner) and Joe Volpe. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

A local landmark will have a new occupant early next year. Auto Max of Gloucester has plans to renovate and move into Seawell’s Ordinary, located on Route 17, adjacent to the Ordinary Post Office.

The Ordinary is best known as an historic restaurant that served the county on and off for many years.

Danny Niblett, who owns Auto Max along with his wife Dianne, said that the lease on the building the company currently occupies will expire at the end of the year.

"Our business looks forward to working with the county, the historic preservation group and the community," Niblett said. "We can work together."

Niblett said the Ordinary needs a lot of attention. "We’re looking forward to the opportunity to move into this historic landmark and make this gem shine once again," he added.

Niblett said he plans to use the building as office space. He said that he will use the existing parking area for his cars to be sold, and will not blacktop the lot, but will add to the pea gravel that is already in place.

"We’re going to put in brown stone just like what’s been there for nearly 40 years," Niblett said.