Friday, May 30, 2008

No Ford In Your Future

It's not yet available on line, but today's dead-tree version of the Pensacola News Journal confirms that Gulf Breeze Ford has shut down.

Carlton Proctor's lede reads "Citing economic conditions, World Ford will close its Gulf Breeze dealership on Saturday... ." Actually, the business effectively disappeared last Saturday. Carelton might have taken a swing by, as we did last Sunday when we snapped the above photo. The inventory simply went Poof!

Speaking of dead trees, does anyone remember just how many hundreds of live oak and pine trees were felled -- over the angry protests of neighbors -- when the dealership was first built back in 2003? Alas, John Gunn is no longer available to tell us.


Anonymous said...

Thank god this place closed. The worst dealership I've EVER had to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Typical. business is gone but the residents are still there.

Maybe one day the local governments will give a second thought to what really should be considered when development comes knocking wanting to clear cut .