Burien Nissan Hiring, Expected To Re-Open Within Weeks; “Very Good News” For The City
The return of Burien Nissan at 16042 First Avenue South, which closed for business in May, is anticipated in mid-September.
â€œWe understand itâ€™s going to be a Nissan agency, just like it was before,â€ Dick Loman, economic development manager for the City of Burien, said Wednesday (Sept. 2nd). â€œWe donâ€™t know when they will open, but anticipate it will be soon. We probably will know more by the end of the long weekend.â€
Other sources indicated that the dealership will open its doors again in mid-month.
A job ad posted August 31 on Craigslist (see our previous breaking coverage here) solicited applications for all positions at Nissan dealerships â€œgearing up for mid-September opening.â€ The ad described the owner of these dealerships as â€œan award winning Puget Sound Automotive Dealer Group.â€ Applications could be emailed to Car Pros, and a job posting on the “CarProsJobs.com” website lists Burien as one of the locations hiring.
Car Pros owns Kia and Suzuki dealerships in Tacoma and a Hyundai dealership in Seattle, along with a dealership in Carson, CA. Bradley Wolf was listed in the ad as a Tacoma contact for Car Pros. Attempts by B-Town Blog to contact Wolf on Wednesday were not successful.
Burien Nissan, which previously was owned by Rainier Automotive Group, lost its â€œflooringâ€ (aka financing) and saw the entire inventory reclaimed by Nissan in a 24-hour period in March. The business closed its doors less than two months later, reportedly when new financing couldnâ€™t be arranged.
Loman, however, said his office doesnâ€™t know the â€œrelationship between Car Pros and Nissan, if there is any.â€ But, he added, Burien Nissan seems to be preparing to interview and hire staff, and â€œthatâ€™s very good news for us, obviously.”
â€œIt will be good to have another new car dealer in town selling automobiles. Not only will it create jobs that we lost (when Nissan closed in March) but sales tax income will be coming back to the city again. So weâ€™re very pleased at what we hear.â€
Loman noted the site â€“ which had a $5 million remodel not long before the closure â€“ is already set up for an automotive dealership, signage already is in place, and itâ€™s unlikely that the dealership will need any new permits from the city.
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