Royal Automotive Group, which owns the Royal Nissan and Royal Mitsubishi car dealerships on Airline Highway, has acquired Capitol Buick GMC just down the road, changing the dealership’s name to Royal Buick GMC.
Owner Brad Smith says all of the former Capitol Buick employees will stay on at the dealership. The company’s former owners, the Spring family, still own the land and will be Royal Buick GMC’s landlords. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Smith says he has been in car sales his entire life. His grandfather, Marvin Smith opened Woodfin-Smith Pontiac on Scenic Highway in 1951, and his father opened Royal Nissan in 1978.
The Spring family will continue to operate its other dealerships Capitol Mack, Capitol Freightliner, and Capitol Companies.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show that the new dealership will be called Royal Buick GMC, not Royal Buick. Daily Report regrets the error.