Lancaster city officials joined Mike Sullivan, owner of Subaru Antelope Valley, for a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the newly revitalized dealership.
New car sales at the dealership grew more than 100% since Sullivan took over about two years ago. So far, this quarter, the dealership has sold about 100 new vehicles per month.
“For the city, it’s a wonderful thing because of sales tax,” Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said. “I mean that’s what pays for the roads and everything else.”
The renovated dealership occupies more than 24,000 square-feet at 43226 Drivers Way in the Lancaster Auto Mall. Customers can look at cars in a larger showroom. The dealership’s service facilities also received upgrades that are expected to increase operation by more than 140% in the next three to four years. The renovated building incorporated green features into its design with LED lighting, low-flow water fixtures and built-in recycling centers.
“It’s our third Subaru store and we love having it,” Sullivan, owner of the LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships said.
He also owns the Honda Lancaster dealership next door to AV Subaru.
“Being part of Lancaster has been a treat for two years,” Sullivan said. “We’ve made our living, our foundation, on being a community guy. So this an easy addition for us to jump into and it’s a pleasure to work with you all.”
Representatives from the Lancaster and AV Hispanic chambers of commerce and the Valley’s elected leaders including Supervisor Kathryn Barger, State. Sen. Scott Wilk and Assemblyman Tom Lackey presented Sullivan with certificates of recognition.
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