WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Kerry Gross had a general idea of when his great-grandfather Harry A. Gross started what is now Gross Tire Center, but he didn't know the exact date.
It just so happened that he had a random conversation with a customer who worked in government and had easy access to those records. Not long after the chance talk, Kerry Gross had his answer.
May 11, 1933 was the date when Harry A. Gross opened an Atlantic Petroleum gas station that did oil changes and sold tires.