Chrysler To Local Dealers: Hit the Road

Car company moves to eliminate 789 of 3,200 dealers

By Jim Iovino
|  Friday, May 15, 2009  |  Updated 4:13 PM EDT
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Local Chrysler Dealers Learn Their Fate

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Chrysler tells local dealerships to stop their engines.

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At least 17 local Chrysler dealers will close up shop as the car company eliminates about 25 percent of its dealerships across the country.

Chrysler LLC told a bankruptcy court Thursday that it plans to eliminate 789 of its dealers as part of its restructuring process.

The automaker has about 3,200 dealers but said that's too many.  It wants to have stronger, more profitable dealers with better facilities.

Chrysler spokeswoman Kathy Graham said the company will notify specific dealers before commenting publicly.

The dealers likely will have a right to appeal to get off the list. The move could have a devastating impact on cities across the U.S., costing jobs and tax revenue.
 

LOCAL CHRYSLER DEALERSHIPS CLOSING

COLONIAL DODGE INC
owner: John Fitzgerald Jr.
11411 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD 20895

DARCARS CHRYSLER OF FAIRFAX INC
owner: John Darvish
10620 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030

DULLES JEEP
owner: Hamid Saghafi
107 Catoctin Circle Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175

FITZGERALD DODGE
owner: JJ Fitzgerald III
11411 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD 20895

FITZGERALD'S COUNTRYSIDE JEEP
owner: John Fitzgerald Jr.
11411 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD 20895

MANASSAS DODGE
owner: John Gunning
9020 Liberia Ave
Manassas, VA 20110

LAKEFOREST CHYSLER JEEP INC
owner: John Fitzgerald Jr.
11411 rockville pike
Kensington, MD 20895

LAUREL DODGE INC
owner: Sava Tshontikidis
10052 North Washington Blvd
Laurel, MD 20723

MONTROSE DODGE
owner: David Shaub Jr.
19560 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD 20876

NELSON AUTO GROUP SOUTH INC
owner: George Nelson Jr
303 W Church St.
Martinsville, VA 20012

OURISMAN CHANTILLY DODGE
owner: Daniel Korengold
4105 Auto Park Circle
Chantilly, VA 20151

POHANKA CHRYSLER DODGE OF LEESBURG
owner: Scott Crabtree
219 Catoctin Cir SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

REED BROTHERS DODGE, INC
owner: Richard Gartner
15955 Frederick Road
Rockville, MD 20855

BRITT CHRYSLER JEEP
owner: Edward Arnold
3427 Jefferson-Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

WESTWIDE DODGE INC
owner: John Darvish
11613 Highland Farm Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854

WHEATON DODGE CITY, INC
owner: John Fitzgerald
11411 rockville pike
Kensington, MD 20895

COWLES CHRYSLER
owner: Frank Cowles Jr.
14777 Jefferson-Davis Highway
Woodbridge, VA 22191

For the complete list, click here.

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