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New Dealership at Former Clinic Site in Virginia

Updated: 06/25/2014 10:29 PM
Created: 06/25/2014 9:18 PM WDIO.com

The Ken Waschke Auto Plaza has been on the Range for 31 years. And the company is expanding.

"Chrysler approached us, to sell their vehicles. We're very honored about that," said Ken Waschke, owner and founder of the dealership in Virginia.

His daughter Kerry explained that they will be building a new facility on the site of the former East Range Clinic, which is across the street from their current GMC dealership.

"We're really excited to broaden our market. That building has been vacant for so long, and this will be a great opportunity for the city too," she added.

The city just purchased the building from Essentia Health for $1. Then they turned around and decided to lease the site for $1 to the Washke enterprise.  City leaders said they will take care of the demolition, and have applied for help through the IRRRB.

The Washkes said it will take about a year to a year and a half to fully build a new dealership But they may be able to sell the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles sooner than that, from a temporary set up at the site.

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