Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00

Damon Road Car Dealership in CT to be Taken Over by Mitchell Auto Group

The Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, and Jeep dealership on Damon Road in Northampton is about to go through its second ownership change in the last two years.

Robert Artioli and Anthony F. Troiana are handing their business over to The Mitchell Auto Group, which owns and operates seven car dealerships in Connecticut, according to Dan Crowley, gazettenet.com. Artiolo and Troiana own two Dodge, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep dealerships in Enfield and Colchester, CT.

Steven Mitchell owns the company with his brother Mark Mitchell and directors Joe Baril and David Tefft, Crowley reports. The terms of sale have not been disclosed by either party.

On January 5, the auto group will ask for a car dealer license from the Northampton License Commission.

Mitchel Auto Group has owned and operated a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in Simsbury, CT since 1922.

Crowley reported that the opportunity to acquire the Chrysler Corp. franchise at 55 Damon Road was appealing to Steven because his auto group had been trying to sell the Jeep brand in CT for over a decade. State franchise laws have prevented the auto group from doing so, until now.

The Mitchell brothers had hired nine employees to work at the dealership as of December 10, and are looking to gain 10—15 more over the next year.

In addition to the two Chrysler Corp. dealerships, the Mitchell Auto Group operates Ford, Land Rover, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Volvo dealerships in Connecticut, according to Crowley.

Troiano and Artioli could not be reached for comment.

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