Zeigler Automotive Group buys 26th store

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With a purchase set to close Monday, Zeigler Automotive Group has acquired its fourth Ford store and 26th dealership overall.

The Midwestern dealership group said Friday it has officially bought McCarthy Ford of North Riverside from the LeFevour family, which purchased the store in February 2017.

The dealership had been Joe Rizza Ford for nearly 40 years.  

Its new name will be Zeigler Ford of North Riverside.

The companies made the deal in May.

The closing date is Monday and the store is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday as part of the Zeigler group.

Privately owned Zeigler Automotive Group was founded in 1975, and has 71 franchises and 26 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

“We feel that this store has great potential. With everything we know about this business and with the community's support, we can really make this a successful store,” Aaron Zeigler, the group’s president, said in a news release.

McCarthy Ford’s current staff will be retained, Zeigler said. However, Val Kholodovsky will come in as general manager.

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