City responds to complaints over auto tent sale

Published 8:00 am Friday, April 16, 2021

The city cannot keep them from coming in, and they have followed the law.

That’s the response of city leaders in Brookhaven when complaints have been voiced over a “Massive Tent Event” automobile sale on West Monticello Street that began Thursday.

The company responsible for the sale, BC Auto Liquidators, lists the old Piggly Wiggly parking lot location as its address for the event, which lasts through April 24.

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City officials have verified the company has applied for and received all necessary legal paperwork, has paid applicable fees and is following the law for transient vendors — including having permitted access to a permanent power source and water/sewer connections, in this case provided by the New York owners of the old Piggly Wiggly property. Both Brookhaven Building Inspector David Fearn and Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins have made necessary inspections.

In keeping with the law, state and local sales taxes will be collected and paid on any sale made by the company.

“Rest assured, we support our local automobile dealerships and work to protect their interests in Brookhaven,” said Mayor Joe Cox.