Bye, bye Ford

Looks like Foothill Ford in La Verne is the newest victim in Ford Motor Corp.’s downsizing plan.

I confirmed just a little while ago the dealership will shut down on the 31st.
That means about $100,000 yearly loss to the city. The dealership is one of La Verne’s top 10 sales tax generators.

The next door Hyundai dealership that just moved in from Glendora a few months ago isn’t going anywhere I’m told.

In fact, Hyundai will be expanding out when Ford leaves — making it the last standing dealership in La Verne.

Still no word on what city officials will be doing to fill the void, but Mayor Jon Blickenstaff tells me he would just like to see a successful business there.

Wouldn’t we all.