Nalley moving its Nissan, Infiniti dealerships to old GM plant site in DoravilleThe site of the former General Motors plant in Doraville. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
A reader sent us the following question:
There’s a sign near the old GM plant that says, “Future home of Nalley Nissan and Nalley Infiniti.” Did I miss that they are leaving Decatur?
According to an employee at Nalley Nissan, the dealerships will be moving from their Church Street location in greater Decatur to the GM site. Receptionist Kimberley Robinson told Decaturish the move will occur next year, possibly as early as May.
She had no additional information regarding the move.
The GM site, which closed in 2008, has been eyed for redevelopment for some time proposals for the site haven’t had much luck moving forward.
According to a 2010 Atlanta Journal Constitution article, a deal with developer New Broad Street fell apart after the DeKalb County Commission declined to support the project. WABE reported that the property’s new owner, The Integral Group, bought the property for $50 million in 2014. Decaturish left a message with The Integral Group seeking comment and will update this story if the company responds.
The idea of a car dealership moving into the spacious site, located off I-285 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, hasn’t been welcomed by some of Doraville’s leaders. According to the Brookhaven Post, a Doraville Councilwoman said the idea was a “disappointment.”