Manchester car dealership to reopen

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

The owner of several car dealerships in the region says he's had his eye on the Manchester market for a while.

"We're real to get into that market. It's a totally different market than what we're in now, and it offers us a little more diversity," said Tim Short.

Short says he is buying the Cornett Chevrolet dealership that recently closed it's doors, leaving nearly thirty people without jobs.

"I think that we can make a very positive impact because a car dealership, it puts a lot of money into the community. Not only the money that you donate to schools and to other institutions like that, but it creates a lot of jobs and it keeps a lot of money in those communities," said Short.

Short says he hopes to rehire the majority of the employees that lost their jobs as a result of Cornett's shutting down.

"We hope to retain as many or all that we can. We want to keep everybody there because, from everything that I hear, they had a really good staff there and a really good service department. And we want to try to do that. And probably, we'll probably actually be adding some more people on."

He says despite the bad economy, he's actually had a lot of success in the last year.

He attributes it to a loyal customer base ... something he hopes to establish in the City of Hope.

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