Brasington Cadillac site being redeveloped


Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.

The old Brasington Cadillac-Oldsmobile dealership across from Gainesville High School will be redeveloped to include a Dollar General and a strip center with nail and hair salons.

Demolition is expected to start next week on the property at 2001 NW 13th St., according to Beau Beery of Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors, who represented the seller, Bluestone Lands of Houston.

The dealership included three parcels, two of which fronted 13th Street. The sale -- completed in July -- has not yet been recorded since the land will be divided into three parcels fronting 13th Street after demolition is complete, Beery said.

Concept Development of Gainesville, which develops Dollar General and other commercial projects, has pulled the demolition permit. Company officials could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Concept Development bought what will be the middle parcel to develop the Dollar General, said Mike Ryals of Bosshardt Realty Services, who represented the buyers.

The south parcel on the corner of Northwest 13th Street and 19th Terrace, which includes the old Brasington showroom, was bought by Loan Bui, who plans to build a strip center of four or five stores next year. Bui said she currently works at a local nail salon and will open her own nail salon in the center, while a friend plans to open a hair salon.

Collier Companies bought the north parcel as additional access to Hidden Lake Apartments east of the property.

Brasington closed in 2008 after 75 years in business. The family auto dealership moved to the 13th Street property in 1964. Since it closed, the property has housed used car dealerships on a temporary basis.

The Dollar General would be the sixth in Gainesville, all opening since 2008. Dollar stores have thrived in recent years as more consumers try to stretch their income and high-income consumers trade down in price.

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