Dublin’s Byers Dodge on Chrysler’s Closure List

Byers Dodge in Dublin is on the list of Chrysler dealerships slated to be closed under the automaker’s bankruptcy plan. More than 3 dozen Chrysler and Dodge dealerships in Ohio are among nearly 800 dealerships slated for closure.

Chrysler LLC has told a bankruptcy court it plans to eliminate 789 of its dealers – or about 25 percent of them – across the country as part of its restructuring process.

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

Chrysler spokeswoman Kathy Graham says 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.

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