The Progress contacted Stanley Dealership General Manager Dave Decker to confirm if the rumor they were closing was true. Decker said, “As far as I know, the dealership is still open. I am shutting down my advertising right now.”
However, a subsequent call to the dealership inquiring about automotive maintenance yielded the following from the receptionist: “The store is shut down; there is no one available in service. The cars are being moved.”
Salesperson Tex Franklin said, “I don’t really know what is going on. All I know is that I received a letter of separation this morning due to facility closure.”
Last week, Nolan Ryan’s Waterfront Restaurant on Hwy. 72 closed without notice. The Nueces Street Grill in George West announced that it too would close.
Yet, in spite of several key businesses closing in Live Oak County, the economic outlook is optimistic as evidenced by the number of businesses that recently opened. Just Tees and More and a new gym recently opened in George West. In Three Rivers, three new restaurants and a gym opened and a new Dollar General will re-open next week.