Two Cleveland-area Nissan dealerships unexpectedly closed last week, reportedly axing nearly 100 employees in the process.
Nissan of Streetsboro and Airport Nissan near Cleveland gave no warning to customers before closing their doors on Oct. 23, a local ABC TV affiliate reported.
"Due to circumstances beyond our control Nissan of Streetsboro is closed until further notice," a handwritten sign posted on the dealership's door read. The website for the dealership has been deactivated.
The dealerships have reportedly had three owners in a year and a half and most recently were under the control of Automax, a Florida financial group, the TV station reported. Neither Automax nor parent company Aviate Capital could be reached for comment.
The Ohio Automobile Dealers Association and the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association did not return calls seeking comment.