Franklin G. Downing Jr., president of Towne Automotive Group, said casual conversations between himself and Baldo began about a year ago and eventually led to a deal.
I always said Id love to get a GM franchise Chevy, Buick, Cadillac, Downing
Baldo and Sisti will handle the dealerships day-to-day operations, Downing
All 26 of the dealerships sales and service employees will be retained, Downing
has already filmed a commercial with them to promote the ownership change.
said the dealership sells about 400 new cars per year.
projected that over time, as part of Towne, the location can double that figure.
said the location has just completed upgrades that meet GMs standards.
Baldo still has a Ford
dealership in Niagara Falls.
had sold Chevys at a dealership in Clarence, and had a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Amherst that closed in 2007.