- March 21, 2014
BUYER: Firkins Acquisitions Inc. (officers: Robert and Linda Firkins and William Saba), Bradenton
SELLER: Gettel Bradenton Inc.
PROPERTY: 2601 E. First St., Bradenton
PRICE: $1.5 million
PREVIOUS PRICE: $4.13 million, September 2011 (includes additional land)
LAW FIRM ON DEED: Blalock Walters Esq., Bradenton
Bradenton-based Firkins Automotive Group purchased the Gettel Pre-owned Supercenter location on First Street for $1.5 million.
The 1.68-acre L-shaped parcel runs along the east side of U.S. 41 from 27th Street East to 26th Street East in an area adjacent to several Firkins dealerships to the west and Action Kawasaki Yamaha to the south. The property features a 3,408-square-foot dealership building and an 8,120-square-foot service building.
The seller, The Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships, has owned the property since 2011, when it bought the pre-owned dealership location and the main dealership building of Jenkins Hyundai of Bradenton. Gettel paid $4.13 million for those sites, which stretch across 4.7 acres.
Gettel recently moved its Bradenton Hyundai store, which is north of the Pre-owner Supercenter, to its new Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood dealership next to Toyota of Lakewood at 5959 E. State Road 64, Bradenton.
Firkins already operates Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Mitsubishi dealerships in that area.