Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Building For $ale

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The last car dealership in Quincy Center, South Shore Buick, took its flag in for the last time after being in business for 86 years. It's difficult and sad to see family businesses that once thrived, go under. This Buick dealership was the oldest in the nation! See a former post of it that I did here. The owners will look to sell the property for reuse. I wish them the very best.

Car dealership properties are difficult to sell in this economy. I posted the closed Foley Chrysler dealerhsip here back in 2007 which is still vacant and has been since 2006. What signs of the economic downturn do you see in your community?

6 comments:

MaCoBra said...

What a pitty to see them go I.... On your question, we don't have any signs of the depression in our town, the forecast is that we will be hit the last in the row. As for now it is waiting I guess. But in public life you tend to forget there is a crisis...

brattcat said...

We, too, are seeing businesses disappear. A restaurant here, a car dealership there. The miracle is the businesses that do manage to hold on.

Jen said...

I drive by there on most days and it just looks sad and empty. Hopefully, it won't be like the vacant Foley or Saturn dealership (which I guess in finally going to be used.)

Chris Wolf said...

In Minnesota, we're losing the little family run restaurants and home businesses. I would rather the chain restaurants and Wal-mucks of the world would leave us. I know the people at the town level. We are holding our breath, cautious, squinty-eyed.

marley said...

It is sad. In our town we are seeing lots of smaller shops closing, even those in a national chain. Some areas of our High Street are quite a sorry sight.

Marie-Noyale said...

I posted one this week too...