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Major car dealership closes down after 60 years with ‘NO prospect’ of reopening leaving shoppers gutted

A MAJOR car dealership has closed after 60 years – with no prospect of reopening.

Bristol Street Motors Ford dealership in Stroud, Gloucestershire, shuttered on Friday.

A major car dealership has closed after 60 years – with no prospect of reopening
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Bristol Street Motors Ford dealership in Stroud, Gloucestershire, shuttered on Friday[/caption]

Formerly known as Valley Garage and then Coulter, there has been a dealership on the London Road site for 60 years.

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Staff are set to be relocated to retailers in nearby Gloucester and Cheltenham, GloucesterLive reported.

Bristol Street Motors sells 15 car brands at 232 locations across Britain.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “The decision to close our Bristol Street Motors Ford dealership in Stroud has not been taken lightly.

“The Group regularly reviews its franchised dealership and property portfolio to ensure that we are able to operate the business profitably and successfully.

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“In line with changes made in Ford’s UK representation plan, our dealership in Stroud was removed as a new car franchise point some time ago.

“There is no prospect of being able to add an alternative franchise to the dealership.”

September 13, 2023 at 05:11AM

from The Sun

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