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Fri May 15, 2009
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Car Dealerships Close Around The State

Bessemer, Alabama –

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Most of the 13 Alabama car dealerships
that Chrysler wants to close say they intend to remain open selling
other brands.
The automaker said Thursday it plans to close about one-quarter
of its 3,200 dealerships by early next month. Of those, 13 are in
Alabama.
Three of the Alabama dealers already have shut down. Two closed
last week.
But of the remaining 10, all sell other makes of automobiles or
used vehicles. And at least nine of them intend to remain open
despite the loss of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep franchises.