Dennis Thome


Cardinal Motors open for business at 10th & Ash Streets

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Cardinal Motors, located at 411 E 10th Street, has set up shop just across the Street from Eudora Auto Parts selling pre-owned vehicles.

“We concentrate on affordable transportation,” owner Dennis Thome said. “Our phone number ends with 3993 because we sell cars that are $3993 and lower.”

Thome added that they can sell quality cars at cheaper rates because of the low overhead the company has by locating in Eudora and they plan on tapping the internet world to help sell cars.

“We plan on using cars4sale.com and other internet avenues to  sell autos, but we are also here to serve the surrounding community as well.”

Thome also chose Eudora because of  family ties to the area.

“My mom grew up in this community and we still have many family roots here,” Thome said.

Thome, who was born and raised in Lawrence, said he really likes Eudora and the location he has now.  He was mindful of the history of the building as it was previously A & B Gas station that served Eudora for many years.

Thome has spent several months rehabbing the property and making it ready for use as a new business. Thome recently received $5000 from the Downtown Business Grant Program that assists new and current business owners in the downtown area to make improvements that make their buildings more attractive.

Russ Hopping, owner of Eudora Auto Parts and new neighbor to Cardinal Motors, also likes the sprucing up of the building.

“He took a rough piece of property and turned it into something nice,” Hopping said. “This is a great addition to Eudora and will be a good plus.”

Cardinal Motors is open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The website for the business is: http://cardinal-motors.com

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