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Payton Wells abruptly closes Anderson car dealerships

January 26, 2007
Payton Wells, who owns a Chevrolet dealership 1510 N. Meridian St., traveled to Anderson Thursday afternoon and closed three other dealerships he owns, The Herald Bulletin reports.

Calls from the newspaper to Wells’ Indianapolis location were unanswered, although the newspaper could not immediately determine if the site also had been closed. He could not be reached for comment.

In Anderson, cars were parked at entrances to prevent people from driving into the locations, which sold Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Lincoln and Mercury brands. Employees holding boxes stood in a line in one showroom.

General Manager Kevin Kimbrough said the closings are temporary.

The newspaper said it had learned that National City Bank played a role in the Anderson closings, but did not cite a source of the information.
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