After vowing to fight, Louisville auto dealership announces closure

Buddy Peacock
Buddy Peacock

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - When General Motors released its list of dealerships facing closures in April, among the Louisville area dealers on that list was Springhurst Chevrolet, 10500 Westport Road. At first, Springhurst thought they would be able to stay afloat, but WAVE 3 has now learned the business will be closing.

Buddy Peacock, general manager of Springhurst Chevrolet, said the decision to close was made Monday afternoon and the 25 employees of the business were told Tuesday morning. Peacock said there were some tears, but the business plans to take care of its customers and sell as many of the 180 cars remaining in their inventory as possible by the end of the month.

According to Peacock, many of the Springhurst employees have been contacted by other dealerships in the Louisville area about jobs and they hope to have everyone placed before Springhurst closes.

After it was announced the dealership was on GM's closing list, sales at Springhurst Chevrolet improved. At the time, the company said it would fight the GM plan to close the dealership.

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