Chattanooga candidate that is mayoral Kelly offers Subaru dealership

Chattanooga mayoral prospect Tim Kelly is offering their family members’ vehicle dealership that has been a fixture of Chattanooga’s Westside for 49 years.

Crown Automotive Group, a local string of 21 car dealerships in Florida, Ohio and Tennessee, is buying Kelly Subaru because it continues to expand Crown’s vehicle business that is retail the Southeast. The proposed purchase, that is planned become finished a few weeks, could be the first Subaru franchise for Crown Automotive additionally the 3rd regional dealership into the Chattanooga market after Crown’s takeover for the Chrysler franchises in Chattanooga and Cleveland within the decade that is past.

Jim Myers, president for the St. Petersburg, Florida-based Crown Automotive Group, stated Crown attempts to expand in growing markets where people prefer to live such as for example Chattanooga. In hunting for more dealership possibilities in Tennessee, Myers stated “we liked the administration, market and staff approach Tim used during the dealership.

“Subaru enjoys a really reputation that is strong Tim and their team have inked a great work in building consumer trust and self-confidence,” Myers stated.

The latest owners intend to maintain the staff that is 54-employee Kelly Subaru beneath the leadership of General Manager Steve Marlin.

Kelly stated the purchase regarding the Subaru dealership he assisted build in Chattanooga since 1988 “is bittersweet” and finishes an history that is 85-year of dealerships by his household dating back again to whenever their grandfather purchased the previous Ayers Motors in Chattanooga as a broad Motors dealership. Read More