Demolished North Auburn Crossroads remains on the market

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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The owner of the former Crossroads Auburn Auto Center said Monday that the property remains on the market, with no plans for its future.

A demolition crew moved in last week to tear down the Crossroads building, just south of the Highway 49-Bell Road intersection.

John L. Sullivan, a well-known auto dealership owner in the region and based out of Roseville, has owned the 6½-acre property since 1984. Sullivan said Monday that the teardown isn’t part of any immediate plans to rebuild.

“The building was decaying and we needed to either give it an upgrade or get rid of it,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan said interest in the parcel – which once housed the thriving Crossroads auto dealership – continues.

“I’ve got several offers on the property,” he said. “But what they’re going to do with it, I don’t have clue.”

The lot remains on the market and signs marketing it have apparently been taken down during the demolition work, Sullivan said.

Sullivan mentioned several scenarios for the property, including a big-box store, strip mall or  even another dealership.

“It wouldn’t be a bad spot for a Cadillac-Buick-GMC franchise,” he said.