A second LincolnMercury point folded in the Detroit market.

In Farmington, MI, Jack Demmer LincolnMercury closed three years after it was purchased from Robert Dusseau.

Owner William Demmer says the franchise would be consolidated with that of Krug LM in Dearborn, another Detroit suburb. Mr. Demmer, who also has a Ford dealership in Wayne, MI, is president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

Mr. Demmer had invested more than $1-1/2 million in upgrading the historic Farmington building on busy Grand River Avenue. Earlier last year, Diamond Lincoln Mercury was shuttered in Royal Oak, MI, also a Detroit suburb.

The closing are part of Ford Motor Co.'s effort to reduce metro Detroit's LincolnMercury dealership ranks, which now stand at 15.