One of the country's largest car dealerships has unexpectedly shut down seven locations in the Bay Area.
Last week, the Momentum Auto Group closed five dealerships in Fairfield and two in Vallejo, leaving employees and customers in the dark.
But now, nearly all of Momentum's dealerships have closed, and no one knows why.
On Monday, seven Momentum Auto Group dealerships in Fairfield and Vallejo remained dark with the doors locked. A sign on the Kia dealership in Vallejo read, "Closed until further notice," with not a word of explanation given.
In Fairfield, the normally bustling Volkswagen, Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram branches along auto mall parkway were a ghost town.
There have been reports that the owner of Momentum may have been dealing with financial problems.
It's unclear if the dealerships will remain closed permanently or if they will reopen possibly under new management.
At this point, it's also unclear if employees at the seven locations are now out of a job just days before Thanksgiving. It's also unknown if customers who were having their cars serviced will be able to retrieve their vehicles.
There are still two Momentum Auto Dealerships open--one in Fairfield and one in San Jose.