Lawrence will keep its Chevrolet dealership, but it will move to a new spot on South Iowa Street.
Dale Willey Automotive, 2840 Iowa, has bought the Chevrolet dealership from Crown Automotive.
Crown Automotive owner Miles Schnaer sent out a press release Thursday afternoon announcing that he had sold the Chevrolet dealership, but did not reveal the new owner. Schnaer did not return calls for comment.
Jeff Hornbeck, general sales manager at Dale Willey Automotive, confirmed that the longtime Lawrence General Motors dealer had taken over the local Chevrolet franchise. Attempts to gain other comment from the dealership were unsuccessful.
Crown Chevrolet previously had been placed on the list of General Motors dealerships that would not have its franchise agreement renewed as part of GM’s financial restructuring. Schnaer previously said he was in negotiations with General Motors to resolve the future of the dealership.
Crown, 3430 Iowa, will keep its Toyota dealership and its used car operations.