Regal owner Sal Campisi Jr. said he hopes to reopen the shuttered Kia dealership by early November, and also said he is among the bidders for the adjacent Chevrolet facility.
"As a temporary move right now Chevrolet will be moved to our location here" Campisi
said Thursday, speaking from Regal
's multi-line dealership on Lakeland Hills Boulevard.
noted that Regal
lost its Pontiac and Jeep franchises earlier this year as part of cutbacks by General Motors and Chrysler
"We felt like we needed to somewhat fill the void of what we had lost.
We enjoy working with General Motors
, we enjoy working with the imports," he
expects a decision will be reached within the next 20 days.
also said Regal
has sold off the Chevrolet inventory it acquired in the bankruptcy sale and is waiting on a new shipment of vehicles from GM
In addition, Regal
has hired more than 20 employees for its new Chevy and Kia operations.
Most of the workers are former Holley employees, Campisi