Chrysler cuts 27 dealerships in Missouri

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 12:03 p.m. CDT; updated 4:59 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 14, 2009

COLUMBIA — Chrysler sent out letters to about one-fourth of its dealers informing them that they will be eliminated from the franchise. Twenty-seven dealerships in Missouri were on the list of eliminations filed in bankruptcy court on Thursday, including Columbia's Dodge City Motors, to go into effect June 9.

Columbia's Dodge City Motors will remain open, but did not wish to make comments at this time. Owner, Larry Estes, was unavailable for comment as well.