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Lou Sobh closes doors on Conyers dealership
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The Lou Sobh dealership in Conyers closed its doors Tuesday after more than a decade of business selling General Motors vehicles to the local community.

The Conyers dealership merged with the flagship Lou Sobh dealership in Duluth, which absorbed the employees and inventory, said General Manager Ken Komendat, in order to cut down on costs.

"It's been an up and down year," said Komendat. "We've been fighting hard for the last eight to nine months to make things happen."

The dealership struggled with having more inventory than customers in the recession until the Cash for Clunkers rush, when it found itself with more customers than cars, said Komendat.

The recession, GM's reorganization and bankruptcy and the unsteady supply and demand put a crunch on the dealership over the year.

"It's time to move on," Komendat said.

Conyers employees have been moved to the Duluth dealership. "Everybody's jobs have been saved," he said. Customers will still be able to receive service in Duluth and warrentee agreements will be honored.

"The other dealership won't be as convenient, but we'll be better able to serve them" since the facility will be bigger, said Komendat.

The Lou Sobh chain has six dealerships altogether - one in Georgia, two in Florida, and some in Illinois and California.

Customers can contact the Duluth Lou Sobh dealership at 770-232-0099 with any questions, said Komendat.