By Shereen Siewert

MERRILL, Wis. — Stark Automotive, a Merrill-based Chevrolet and Buick Dealership in operation for more than three decades, closed its doors Monday.

The closure at Stark, N259 Brandenburg Ave., Merrill, leaves more than a dozen people without jobs in the Merrill area.

A representative of the company confirmed the closure by phone on Tuesday and said warranty work scheduled at Stark can be completed at any other GM dealership in the country. Customers with scheduled repairs not covered under warranty will need to find a new shop to complete those repairs.

Employees were notified of the closure on Monday. A Facebook page for the business has been deactivated.

Heritage Chevrolet in Tomahawk is offering to honor the warranties on any vehicles purchased at Stark Automotive.