Dan Shapley writes about how to make the best of the fact that GM and Chrysler are closing upwards of 2000 car dealerships. The four examples he gives–with the examples to back them up as plausible– are:
- The car dealership as a new town center
- The car lot as a new business or community center (this could be a visitor center, public art gallery, craft factory, or power sub station)
- The car dealership as flea market
- The car dealership as a field of wildflowers
Check out his ideas and see if you can apply them to your local, bottom-up car dealership.