The Chrysler dealerships closing list for California is out, and 30 Chrysler dealerships are on it. Now there is talk of a GM dealership closing list that will number 2,600 by 2010. Can California survive?
GM Dealer Closing List Published a Day After Chrysler Dealerships Closing List
Just yesterday there was news that the Chrysler bankruptcy is forcing California Chrysler dealerships out of business; today the second shoe is dropping: General Motors released its very own GM dealer closing list.
ExtensiveChrysler Dealerships Closing List Names 30 California Locations
MSNBC published the complete Chrysler dealerships closing list, of which 30 closing Chrysler dealerships are located in California.
Peninsula Dodge, 640 Veterans Blvd. in Redwood City, CA 94063
Bay Bridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 2735 Broadway in Oakland, CA 94612-3109
Boardwalk Chrysler Plymouth Jeep, 1 Bair Island Rd. in Redwood City, CA 94063-2764
Butts Jeep-Eagle, 4 Heitzinger Plaza in Seaside, CA 93955-3613
Car Pros Chrysler Jeep, 21126 Avalon Blvd. in Carson, CA 90745-2203
Courtesy Motors Auto Center, 2522 Cohasset Rd., Chico, CA 95973-1307
North County Jeep, 1501 Auto Park Way South in Escondido, CA 92029
Liberty Motors Dodge Chrysler, 600 Freeman Lane in Grass Valley, CA 95949
Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 369 N 11th Ave. in Hanford, CA 93230
Harper Jeep Country, 4800 Hwy 101 North in Eureka, CA 95503
Perry Jeep, 12200 Los Osos Valley Rd. in San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
John Hine Dodge, 1561 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego, CA 92108
Richardson Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 1376 East F St. in Oakdale, CA 95361
Larry Menke, Inc., 6 Heitzinger Plaza in Seaside, CA 93955-3613
Livermore Chrysler Jeep, 2304 Kitty Hawk Rd. in Livermore, CA 94551-7621
Star Chrysler Jeep, 1401 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, CA 91204-2809
Mother Lode Motors, 13411 Mono Way in Sonora, CA 95370-5398
Murphy and Shelby Dodge, Inc., 603 San Fernando Rd. in San Fernando, CA 91340
Oroville Motors, Inc., 2700 Lincoln Blvd. in Oroville, CA 95966
Folsom Lake Chrysler Jeep, 12530 Automall Circle in Folsom, CA 95630
Ron Smith Jeep, 1900 Auto Center Dr. in Merced, CA 95340
Dodge City Chrysler Jeep, 79-025 Hwy. 11 in La Quinta, CA 92253
Burlingame Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 1025 Rollins Rd. in Burlingame, CA 94010-2501
Ted Miles Jeep, Inc., 7380 El Camino Real in Atascadero, CA 93422-4629
Union Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 9898 Trask Ave. in Garden Grove, CA 92844-2800
Urban Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 81 Auto Center Dr. in Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-2816
Valley Dodge, Inc., 6110 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA 91401-3305
Direct Auto Plaza, 2351 South 4th St. in El Centro, CA 92243
Weaver Auto and Truck Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd. in Grass Valley, CA 95945-5958
Wheeler Jeep, 350 Colusa Ave. in Yuba City, CA 95991-4206
When adding these 30 Chrysler dealerships to the 145 that California lost last year, the number will reach 175. This begs the question: how many more car dealerships will California lose as a direct result of the GM dealer closing list?
GM Dealer Closing List to Eliminate 2,600 dealers
The Los Angeles Times reports that the GM dealer closing list will be put into effect in two tiers. A first wave of closures – an estimated 1,100 nationwide GM dealerships – begins today as dealers receive their notifications. It is uncertain if dealerships found on the GM dealer closing list will go quietly or mire GM in a morass of lawsuits, forcing this automaker into Chapter 11 bankruptcy as well.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1747318/chrysler_bankruptcy_is_forcing_california.html; http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/business/Chrysler_dealers_list.pdf; http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gm-dealers16-2009may16,0,2550148.story