Pepper and Potter: a place to stay?

The Brooklyn Paper / Noelle D'Arrigo

A defunct auto dealership that has greeted Brooklyn drivers as they returned over the Manhattan Bridge might start greeting tourists as a hotel.

The former Pepper and Potter Buick dealership at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Tillary Street — closed since 2003 — sold to the development company MB-Flatbush for $10.8 million this week, according to the broker, Ingram and Hebron Realty.

Early reports indicated that a Hampton Inn might rise from the lot, but the hotel chain and the development company told The Brooklyn Paper that no decision had been made.

But Robert Potter, who sold his family’s shuttered dealership, thinks “it would be the best location for a hotel because it’s at the entryway to the borough,” he said.

“It’s a more dramatic entrance to Brooklyn than the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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