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Cornerstone Church buys former Liberty Lake Kia dealership, expands

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church is converting the former Kia of Spokane showroom and dealership in Liberty Lake into its new church. The dealership, at 21326 E. Mission, was owned by Sydney and Arlene Kane, who had operated it until closing in January 2011.

The purchase price paid by the church was $1.9 million. Cornerstone Pentecostal is leaving its current church building at 12817 E. Broadway.

The church has roughly 300 members, said Pastor Rick Mayo. Mayo said the showroom is being transformed into a vestibule and the service shop is being converted to a 9,000-square-foot sanctuary.

Steve Ridenour worked on behalf of the previous owners. Clark Pacific of Spokane represented the church in the deal.

Mayo said the church has its current site for sale. It is listed for $750,000.

Gee Automotive acquires Spokane Kia

Gee Automotive, one of the largest auto retailers in Eastern Washington, has acquired Spokane Kia. The acquisition closed today and the dealership opened as part of Gee Automotive, the company said is a news release.

Sales and service operations have moved two doors down to the Gee Import Center on the north side of Interstate 90, at 21602 E. George Gee Ave. in Liberty Lake. With the acquisition, Gee becomes the exclusive Kia dealer for the Spokane and Couer d’ Alene areas.

Gee Automotive has sold Kia in Couer d’ Alene since 2004.

Kia's best-selling U.S. models are the Sorrento, Soul and Optima sedan. Kia also offers two economy cars in five models – the Forte and the Rio – as well as its second-generation minivan, the Sedona, and the all-new Sportage, one of the first models introduced to the U.S. market.

George Gee founded his first auto dealership in Spokane in 1983. Today, Gee Automotive Companies includes new and used dealerships in Pasco and Coeur d'Alene, and a 68,000-square-foot flagship location in Liberty Lake.

Gee dealerships carry new Buick, GMC, Porsche, Nissan, Cadillac, Kia and all makes of used vehicles.
The company has 150 employees and is locally owned and operated.

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