Two decades-old signs came down Aug. 2, officially marking Burt Automotive’s sale of its Toyota Scion and Subaru dealerships to Summit Automotive, …
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Two decades-old signs came down Aug. 2, officially marking Burt
Automotive’s sale of its Toyota Scion and Subaru dealerships to
Summit Automotive, largely owned by sports franchise owner George
Gillett and veteran auto dealer Rob Buscher.
For months, it has been rumored the two dealerships located on
South Broadway were available for purchase.
The announcement came late last week and the signs were changed
Aug. 2 and the dealerships reopened Aug. 3 as Groove Toyota and
Burt Automotive stated in a press release that the company was
dramatically shifting away from traditional car dealing with the
future focus on fuel-efficient vehicles.
Burt Automotive began as Burt Chevrolet 70 years ago with a
single dealership at 3300 S. Broadway. In 1964, the company moved
to 5200 S. Broadway and later expanded to 5300 and 5460 S.
Broadway. Growth continued in 1966 when the dealership began
selling Toyotas and in 1970 added Subaru to the line of new
vehicles available from Burt Automotive.
Time Magazine named Burt Automotive its Auto Dealer of the Year
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