Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announces that the City of Springfield has issued a “cease and desist” order to Baystate Auto Sales (also known as Exclusive Auto Sales), located at 720 Berkshire Ave in Springfield. Baystate Auto Sales has been operating without a proper Class II or Class III auto license to sell or repair vehicles. The cease and desist order was served in-hand this morning. Please see the attached cease and desist order (below) issued by the Springfield Police Department on behalf of Assistant City Solicitor Stephen M. Reilly Jr.
Mayor Sarno states, “People work long and hard to scrimp and save to buy a vehicle and we want to make sure that this or any establishment is not unscrupulously selling them a 'lemon'. Operating without a license also gives much concern because we want our consumers to be protected in making these major purchases. I’m aware that the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information has received complaints pertaining to this establishment.”
Any consumers who have experienced issues with the dealership are encouraged to contact the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information by visiting http://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=moci or calling (413) 787-6437.