Stafford Planning Board Paves Way for Relocation of Dealership



Improve UNDERWAY: An artist’s rendering shows what will be a newly produced creating to dwelling the Manahawkin Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep dealership, to be relocated farther to the east on Route 72, proper next to the DiFeo family’s Kia dealership near Jennings Road. (Supplied Picture)
The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep dealership in Stafford Township is transferring down the freeway.
The dealership, owned by Sam DiFeo’s Manahawkin Motors Inc., currently located at 500 Route 72, was permitted for relocation by the Stafford Township Organizing Board to a new area, found following to its Kia dealership on Route 72 in close proximity to Jennings Road, on July 28.
“We’ve entirely outgrown the recent facility, and we essential to enhance our storage and services potential an remarkable volume just to retain up with our consumer demand,” DiFeo explained just after the preparing board unanimously permitted the strategies for the new room, envisioned to comprise some 6½ acres and basically conjoin with the Kia assets, according to plans submitted to the township.
“Plus, the makers are doing extra to individual the Jeep brand name a small more, at minimum visually, from the Chrysler, Dodge and Ram manufacturers, and the new creating will attain both of those of those people, with two separate appears to be, in addition to offering us a good deal of storage and support ability to accommodate our purchaser desires.”
The newly manufactured, 35,231-square foot developing – the most important floor will be approximately 28,000 sq. toes with a next-flooring space of just around 7,200 square feet – is expected to be a multi-colored constructing with differentiating signage for the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep brand names. In accordance to the options, the internet site will have about 470 parking areas, most of which will be for storage of vehicle inventory. The web-site also will include 20 provider bays.
DiFeo claimed he presently owns 50 percent the proposed residence though the other fifty percent will be obtained through a obtain agreement with the ownership of Lucille’s Candies. According to the ideas, most of that residence to be acquired will be behind the Lucille’s retail outlet, presently a wooded area.
Strategies for the dealership’s current place across from the AtlantiCare advanced farther east on Route 72 are up in the air.
“We have not determined what is going to be carried out with the existing location,” DiFeo mentioned. “We’re heading to build the new making and relocate the dealership initially, then we’ll decide what comes about with the residence closest to the Yard Condition Parkway.”  —D.B.

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