Actor and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg is known for his comedy and the tasty Wahlburgers restaurant chain, but his latest venture is one you might not expect. He met Jay Feldman, a Chevrolet dealer while they worked together on the 4th Transformers film. Most of the action was shot in Detroit, with a certain yellow Camaro playing the part of Bumblebee. Together they opened a Whalburgers in Cleveland and Feldman gave him the rundown on how to make a dealership profitable. Feldman has 5 Chevy stores, along with Hyundai, Kia and a pre-owned lot.
When the opportunity arose to purchase the largest Chevy store in Columbus, they went in together to expand the business. Automotive News reports that the 15.5-acre facility has a 2-story showroom and 50 service bays. All 100 employees kept their jobs and the new owners are looking to expand sales and service departments.
Mark said: “I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about. I love cars, and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.” Feldman will be the dealer principal, but Wahlberg is planning to be an active part of the operations. It is Feldman’s 9th store, so we think this will be a nice investment for both of them. If you have been considering a new Chevy click the link below to find one near you, and stay with us for all your dealer news.