Plans for Santa Clarita’s Galpin Subaru to relocate elsewhere in the Santa Clarita Valley no longer have the green light, so the local dealership is set to close down indefinitely, officials recently announced.
The car dealership, located on 23645 Creekside Road in the Valencia Auto Center, is scheduled to provide its last services on Jan. 9.
The building will be wiped out of its new and used cars, trucks and SUVs to make space for an incoming Porsche dealership. Subaru General Manager Dan Sterkel and Porsche officials confirmed in September that the Galpin group will own the Porsche dealership.
The previous plan was to relocate Subaru to a separate property on Magic Mountain Parkway, where longtime dealership Volkswagen once operated, but Sterkel said on social media that was no longer the case.
Several calls and messages made to Sterkel were not returned Friday, but in a Facebook post publicly shared on Dec. 27, he stated that, “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a new home that met Subaru’s ridiculous needs.”
The general manager’s voicemail also confirms the dealership’s last day, with instructions on what customers can do regarding specific services. Those looking for maintenance and other related work are asked to stop by Subaru Sherman Oaks, the next closest dealership to the SCV, located at 5747 Van Nuys Blvd.
“With that said, I would rather make you a great deal on a new Subaru than give it back to the factory. So come see me,” Sterkel said in the post.
These are among the several changes underway at the Valencia Auto Center, with Mazda, which shared a home with Subaru, relocating to the San Fernando Valley in May, according to Don Fleming, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Auto Dealers Association.
Porsche is expected to open by the end of this year, Sterkel said on his Facebook post.