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Bud Wolf Chevrolet a goner

January 16, 2008
The Wolf family has thrown in the towel on its Chevrolet dealership at 5350 N. Keystone Ave.

One of the owners, Andy Wolf, says the closing was forced because property tax increases shocked customers into pulling back from spending. Another reason is that people still think Detroit puts out bad cars.

However, letâ??s recall that Payton Wells Chevrolet, which was just north of downtown, went out of business a few months earlier, and Eric Dickerson closed his Buick dealership a year earlier. Dickerson was at 7250 N. Keystone several blocks north of Wolf.

Is it coincidence that these three dealerships dealt in General Motors products? Or that they were located in older areas of the city?

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