Notice of Publication for the Relocation of a
Franchise Motor Vehicle Dealer in a County of More
than 300,000 Population
Pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, notice is given that Kia Motors America, Inc., intends to allow the relocation of Semoran Auto Acquisitions, Inc., d/b/a Orlando Kia East, as a dealership for the sale of automobiles manufactured by Kia, (KIA) from its present location at 2000 State Road 436, Winter Park (Seminole County), Florida 32792, to a proposed location at 8623 and 8701 East Colonial Drive, Orlando (Orange County), Florida 32817, on or after January 16, 2011.
The name and address of the dealer operator(s) and principal investor(s) of Semoran Auto Acquisitions Inc. d/b/a Orlando Kia East are dealer operator(s): Joseph Rossi, 12343 Preserve 3 Pt Drive, Winter Park, Florida 32789, principal investor(s): Carl Atkinson, 1110 Southwest Ivanhoe Boulevard #10, Orlando, Florida 32804, Frank Rodriguez, 300 South Interlachen Avenue #301, Winter Park, Florida 32789.
The notice indicates intent to relocate the franchise in a county of more than 300,000 population, according to the latest population estimates of the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
Certain dealerships of the same line-make may have standing, pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, as amended by Chapter 88-395, Laws of Florida, to file a petition or complaint protesting the application.
Written petitions or complaints must be received by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice and must be submitted to: Nalini Vinayak, Administrator, Dealer License Section, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Room A-312, MS #65, Neil Kirkman Building, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0635.
A copy of such petition or complaint must also be sent by U.S. Mail to: Lainy Campbell, Kia Motors America Inc., 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1550, Atlanta, Georgia 30339-5959.
If no petitions or complaints are received within 30 days of the date of publication, a final order will be issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approving the establishment of the dealership, subject to the applicant’s compliance with the provisions of Chapter 320, Florida Statutes.