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D. Patrick hosts meeting to discuss new location with residents

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

D. Patrick will be moving its downtown dealership to the west side of Highway 41 in order to make way for the new IU medical school.

Representatives from D. Patrick met with people who live in that area on Monday night to share information and listen to their concerns.

D. Patrick says the deal was finalized two-and-a-half weeks ago.

About 40 homes will be torn down and a 30,000 square foot dealership building will be built in their place.

Many of the people who live in those homes are asking for help, saying they don't have the money to move on a 30 day notice.

"They just like pitching the people out.  No place to go, not giving them enough time.  They don't have money for their utilities or the water or deposit or a place to live.  So, what are they going to do?  I mean, even if you don't have children, you know, and you just have yourself, it's still hard on a person because you have to worry about buying food, shelter, a bed to sleep in.  Things like that," said Judy Garrett-McDowell, resident

Reverend Adrian Brooks says there is a plan among some community organizations to help those people who will be displaced.

Residents tell us they have to be out by August 1.

D. Patrick still needs approval from local officials and Ford Motor Company before making the move to the new location.

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