Local auto dealership closes abruptly

March 7, 2009 5:24:00 AM PST
A local auto dealership is yet another recession victim. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The Champion Chrysler dealership, which is located along the Gulf Freeway, closed yesterday. Fort Lauderdale based Auto-Nation, which owns Champion Chrysler, says that the closure is part of its nationwide plan to shut down a number of dealerships.

The Better Business Bureau expects to receive a lot of complaints about this situation.

"Any time a dealership has gone up belly up, consumers are panic mode. They either have a car in for service and it's locked away...and yes, they'll get it out," said Dan Parsons with the BBB.

Last month, Lawrence Marshall in Hempstead closed its doors. And back in September, Georgia-based Bill Heard Enterprises shut down its Bill Heard and Landmark Chevrolet Dealerships here in Houston.

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