An Olds auto dealership expects to be in a new building by May.
Olds Dodge Chrysler Jeep is constructing new premises in Netook Crossing Business Park east of Olds. The dealership has operated at its current location at 6207 46th St. for nearly 20 years.
“It’s pretty exciting times for us,” said Dan Wiebe, dealer principal and general manager of Olds Dodge Chrysler Jeep. “We’ve been in a very small facility for a lot of years here.”
The new building will have a 10-car showroom, 14 mechanical bays and indoor drive-through service. It will also boast a community room that can be used by non-profit groups at no charge.
Wiebe said the new dealership will carry a much larger inventory of vehicles, with storage space for about 250 cars and trucks. He’s optimistic it will draw customers from a much broader area, particularly given its visibility and accessibility from Hwy 2.
“We’re anticipating a huge increase in traffic.”
Wiebe said the project has been planned for about five years.
Phoenix Construction Inc. is the general contractor.