Rainier Automotive sells its dealerships

Rainier Automotive Group, with dealerships in Auburn, Burien and Kirkland, is selling out, an
apparent victim of the recession that has battered auto dealerships across the nation.
Of the Burien­-based company’s four dealerships, two have pending sales, according to people
involved with the deals. In one of the pending sales, Ford of Kirkland is completing a deal to buy the Eastside
Hyundai dealership in Kirkland, said Ford of Kirkland owner Jim Walen.

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