A new luxury car dealership on Scottsdale Road south of Loop 101 will open Monday, Sept. 30. Bell Lexus North Scottsdale, a new 103,000-square-foot facility at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard, is expected to employ 95 people. The dealer is projecting $90 million in sales its first year.
“This is a crucial commercial area for Scottsdale’s economic future,” said Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “The new Bell Lexus North Scottsdale anchors an area of vacant land next to the freeway that will see some exciting and important activity in the years ahead.”
City officials expect to see residential, commercial and retail development activity near the new auto dealership in the year ahead.
Bell Lexus made the move from north central Phoenix to this new Scottsdale location to build a state-of-the art facility closer to many of their customers.
“Bell Lexus, Arizona’s original Lexus Dealership, is pleased and excited to be moving to its new facility,” said General Manager Bryant Berge. “Our modern Scottsdale facility features an easily accessible, very convenient location for all our customers to enjoy.
“The city of Scottsdale has truly been a partner in moving this project from paper to reality. They assembled a dedicated team, comprised of economic development and other planning staff, to escort us through every step of the application, site design, planning and the public hearing processes; facilitating the entire process seamlessly. The entire Berge family and development team felt welcomed to the city of Scottsdale from day one,” Berge said.
The new dealership sits on a 30-acre parcel which was auctioned by the Arizona State Land Department in May, 2012.
A ribbon cutting will mark the official opening of the dealership at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and is open to the public.