Wright Automotive to sell Carnegie property
Wright Automotive in Carnegie is closed after more than two decades, and owners say the property has attracted “quite a bit” of interest from potential buyers.
The used car business, at 419 East Main St., closed for good on Dec. 30. A Dec. 26 letter to customers said the company “explored every option to keep our doors open.”
Operations from the location and most of the employees have moved to the company's Beaver location.
The decision to close was not a sudden one, co-owner Bob Wright said.
“We're trying to enhance our used car operations,” he said. “We could not expand (in Carnegie) with the facilities we had.”
A new eight-acre facility is planned on Route 65 near Sewickley, he said, with construction to begin next spring.
Wright Automotive owns the one-acre property in Carnegie, and Allegheny County assessed the land and building at $459,000 last year.
“We're just getting ready to put it up on the market, but there's been quite a bit of interest,” he said. He declined to comment on interested parties.
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