The Vaden family is making a statement about its Statesboro Nissan dealership - they are here to stay in a big way. Everything is now in place for construction to begin on a new location for the Statesboro dealership.
"We are very excited about building a new 16,000 square foot facility," said Bill Long, general manager of Vaden Nissan of Statesboro. "The new dealership will front Brannen Street. This will be our only location as we will close the South Main Street location when we move."
The easiest way to describe where it is going to be is the following - if you face the former Carey Hilliard's restaurant at the entrance of Statesboro Crossing, the dealership will be to the right of that.
"It is just a great location," he said. "The traffic is tremendous, and there are other car dealerships in close proximity. When people are shopping, you want to make it as easy as possible for them to compare products and choices. When you are located sort of off by yourself, it makes it more difficult for the customer to do that."
Long said the new dealership will be state-of-the art, offering both buyers, and those there to have their cars serviced, the latest in customer amenities.
"This will be an environment where you will be happy to bring your family," he said. "Our service area will be much larger, and we will have internet stations for customers to use as they are waiting. Also, the dealership will have docking stations for the Nissan electric car - the Leaf - to get supercharged."
One thing is for certain, the new dealership will be flying the two flags that have quickly become the centerpiece of its South Main Street location.
"We have both an American flag and a Georgia Southern University flag," Long said. "I am pretty sure that it is the biggest Georgia Southern flag being flown in town, and we are very proud of that. We have had so many positive comments, and we are truly grateful to be a part of this community. The flags are one way of showing our pride and loyalty."
The GSU flag, which is slightly smaller than the American flag being flown, was specially made for the dealership and is 20 by 30 feet in size. Vaden Nissan of Statesboro is part of the Vaden Automotive Group comprised of ten car dealerships located throughout the Coastal Empire.
So, until next Tuesday, I bid you au revoir.
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