GM to Restore About 600 Dealerships

Half of those that appealed will be allowed to stay open
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 1:18 PM CST
A GM dealership is shown next to a passing train in Burlingame, Calif., Friday, May 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – About 600 GM dealerships are getting a second life. Of the 1,160 dealers who appealed orders to shut down as part of bankruptcy proceedings, approximately half will be allowed to stay open. But one dealer tells the Detroit News that it's no cause for celebration until the conditions are made clear, possibly as soon as today.

"They could make it cost-prohibitive or they could set conditions like they need 30-year site control of our properties, which is what Chrysler is doing," she said. "It should be as simple as if the dealerships are viable and sustainable, they should be reinstated."

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