Monday Sep 22 2008 comments Maita Ford Mercury Closes Its Dealership Doors By: Auburn Journal Photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Maita Ford Mercury of Auburn close their dealership doors Monday morning. Economic car sales like the Ford Focus and Ford Escape out weigh the sales of Ford Trucks, as one reason to force the dealership to close. Service manager Bob Picchi of Maita Ford Mercury in Auburn, unlocks the service door after finding out the dealership has closed it's doors for business. Picchi has work for Maita Ford Mercury for 18 years. "My first thought when I heard the news this morning was, just shock. People here are like family and you never think it's going to happen to you."