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McCall Creek Auctions to operate from Hartley Gove Sons factory in Brookhaven

A pair of auctioneers plan to breathe new life into the old thermometer plant.

Bo and Jo Coward of McCall Creek Auctions were approved Tuesday by the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen to sublease the building from current renter Ed Gove.

Gove has a 99-year lease with the city for the building, which he signed in 1966. A New Jersey native, Gove relocated Hartley Gove Sons factory — which produced mostly thermometers — to Brookhaven in 1957.

The factory moved from downtown to the city-owned building near Industrial Road years later.

Gove will sublease the building to the Cowards.

They plan to hold auctions in the building every Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

“We’re very excited to have this opportunity,” Jo Coward said.