The 165 acre GM assembly plant located in the Dekalb County Georgia city of Doraville has been closed since 2008. The county, city and state had no more sweet heart deals to offer a bankrupt GM to keep the doors open. Years of poor product development, mismanagement, and union in fighting sealed the fate of the factory and its 2800 employees. Six years later, with GM asking 60,000,000 and going through dozens of suitors, the plant is now scraping the bottom of the barrel to find developers to purchase the property.
Gm purchased 586 acres post WW 2 in 1947 to produce cars for the post war returning GI’s and the war time pent-up market. The county water system
Congratulations to the former City planner, Scott Haeberlin, under Mayor Ray Jenkins, for bringing Quick Trip to the Center City of Doraville.
Quick Trip is building a new gas station /prototype super convenience store at the corner of buford highway and Steward Ave. The location, just inside of I-285, was formally occupied by the Shell station (former long time crown station), the tofu house ( formally Arby’s restaurant), and captain D’s.
Scott Haeberlin, city planner under Mayor Jenkins, brought the Quick Trip, the new Advanced Auto parts, Marshals department store, a dunkin donuts and host of other future developments. The new businesses were ushered in with new zoning and upgraded building standards.
Mr Haeberlin was fired soon after the Mayor died by the dill in Mayor pro tem Donna Pittman. Donna replaced Scoot with an attorney for the low scale shopping center owner. The upscale building standards were thrown out with his dismissal.
He can take full credit for the new stores which were the fruit of his labor. Good Job Scott!