Dealership to build on Obici site

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 28, 2003

Staff report

A local car dealership will be expanding to the 22-acre site where the former Louise Obici Memorial Hospital is now being razed.

Beach Ford, which also owns Barton Ford and Lincoln-Mercury in downtown Suffolk, has a contract on the property, according to Jim Dyche, vice president of Beach Ford.

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The company already has a new collision repair and service center on North Main Street and a sales lot on Pruden Boulevard.

Although the agreed upon sale price was not available, Obici’s asking price for the site had been $4.85 million.

The sale is due to be finalized after the demolition is finished.