E.J. Salentine Buick, Muskego, on March 19, signed and sent back a letter inviting them to be reinstated as a General Motors Co. dealership.
But many hoops have to be jumped through before the dealership is back, Sue Sorenson, one of the owners, said this week. The dealership has 60 days to comply with many new rules, she said.
Salentine was one of hundreds of dealerships across the country that GM and Chrysler dropped last summer because of financial woes. About 660 dealerships, including Salentine, have received letters inviting them to be reinstated.
Of those, 80 percent are Cadillac dealerships, Sorenson said. Salentine does not sell Cadillacs.
The owners received no explanation as to why they were invited to return, she said. But she speculated that it was because of the support of residents and customers. Salentine is a landmark business in Muskego and supports many charitable causes. The latest is making its employee lunchroom available for food distributions by the Muskego food pantry and being a food donation point for the pantry.
But Sorenson said the reinstatement is not certain. She does not want people to think they can order cars today, she said.
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