Car dealership shut down and left emptyBy Stephanie Cockroft
May 17, 2012
A PROMINENT car showroom which greets motorists on the way into Aldershot is now sitting empty, after it was closed down due to financial difficulties.
The Renault showroom on Ash Road was shut down on Tuesday morning and emptied of all its vehicles on the same day.
The centre is part of the Mill Lane Group, which includes Ford, Fiat and Mitsubishi servicing, repairs and sales.
A source told the News & Mail that staff working at the Ash Road showroom went into work and were told within 20 minutes to go home, as the site was closing.
Lorries then came and picked up all the vehicles the same day.
The group has been selling new and used cars in the town since 1991.
There are believed to be about 15 members of staff affected by the closure.
When the News & Mail tried to contact the showroom, there was no answer and the building was closed down.
A spokesman for the national office of Renault confirmed the showroom had closed.
In a statement released on Thursday, he said: "The business is about to go into receivership.
"We are working on solutionts to maintain Renault representation in the area."