Curt Warner Chevrolet likely to be open longer

Owner expects to stay at his 16-acre Vancouver site through August

By Cami Joner, Columbian retail & real estate reporter


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The Curt Warner Chevrolet dealership is likely to stay open through August at its Mill Plain Boulevard and Interstate 205 location, its namesake owner said.


Previously: Curt Warner entered into an agreement to sell his Vancouver Chevrolet dealership to local car dealer Alan Webb.

What’s new: Warner expects his dealership to stay open longer at its Mill Plain site, pending the administrative process to transfer ownership.

What’s next: Webb expects to buy the Chevrolet franchise and move sales and service to the former Dodge facility off state Highway 500.

The company originally announced plans to close earlier, but Curt Warner now expects it will take more time for General Motors to transfer the Chevrolet brand to its new owner. Vancouver car dealer Alan Webb is negotiating to purchase the dealership franchise and eventually move sales and service to Webb’s former Dodge facility off state Highway 500 and Andresen Road.

In the meantime, Warner said his dealership will remain open at its 16-acre site at 10811 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. The facility features lots for new and used cars and trucks, a new-car showroom and an auto servicing center.

Warner, a former Seattle Seahawks star running back, said he could not speculate further about his company’s closure date, which will depend on the administrative process of transferring possession.

“Until then, anything could happen,” Warner said.

Warner has operated the Chevrolet business since 1999. Previously, Bob Kendall owned the dealership and operated at the Mill Plain site for many years.