Mierins Automotive Group is handing over the keys to seven of its dealerships in the capital as part of a landmark sale for one of Ottawa’s oldest automotive families.
The full deal will see the Mierins family, which has been in automotive sales since 1957, sell 10 dealerships and two collision centres across Ottawa, Kingston and Brockville to Toronto’s Alpha Auto Group. The Mierins’ location at 1110 St. Laurent Blvd. is not included in the deal.
Some 550 employees are affected by the deal, but the release states that all have been offered positions in the organization with their levels of seniority maintained. Co-presidents Lisa Mierins and Arnie Mierins will also remain on during a transition period.
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“Our employees are our family and our communities are our home,” the Mierins said in a statement. “It means a lot to us to have found a buyer who shares our values and will continue the legacy that our father and our family established over sixty years ago.”
Full list of Ottawa dealerships and brands involved in the deal:
Civic Motors Honda, 1171 St. Laurent Blvd.
Orléans Honda, 2055 Mer Bleue Rd.
Mendes Toyota, 1811 Bank St.
Camco Acura, 1475 Carling Ave.
Ogilvie Subaru, 1040 Parisien St.
Mini Ottawa, 1501 Carling Ave.
Elite BMW Automobile, 1040 Ogilvie Rd.