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By Diane Norek Harrison

SOUTH AMBOY—With the demolition of the famed Briggs Chevrolet building during the week of Oct. 7, I cleaned out more of my folders. Besides being a car dealership, Briggs sponsored many race cars through the years. Briggs Chevrolet has also sponsored a Little League team and bowling leagues through the years.

The building, as we knew it, had been a staple in South Amboy for over 60 years. Anyone coming into South Amboy’s business district from Perth Amboy or Woodbridge was greeted by the Briggs building, which stood on Main Street facing Broadway.

As demolition started, many were thrilled to still see Briggs Chevrolet writing on the building. The building later became the home of Rural-Metro and Multi-Care, both ambulance service, but was always Briggs Chevrolet to those of us who grew up in South Amboy.



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