First Slice 9/22/14: Shuttered Doraville GM plant might have a new owner


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  • The Doraville General Motors assembly plant in 2005, several years before closing

The mammoth auto assembly plant in DeKalb County that General Motors mothballed years ago might soon have a new owner. Atlanta-based Integral Group and its partners were in the final stages of purchasing the property on Friday. The group plans to transform the 162-acre parcel into a development served by adjacent MARTA rail.

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