Baierl Automotive to move Kia to Pine
Pine will be the new home of Baierl Automotive's Kia dealership.
Baierl Automotive officials plan to relocate the dealership from McKnight Road in Ross to the former site of Baierl Cadillac on Route 19 at Bonnie View Drive.
“It was a used-car center for our Chevrolet store for a while,” said Keith Nock of Baierl Automotive.
“Now we're going to move the Kia store on McKnight to the new location,” Nock said. “Moving it to the Wexford location will give us a larger audience, and we'll pick up more usable space.”
Expect an autumn 2015 opening for the Kia showroom and service center after a complete makeover of the former Cadillac outlet.
“We're going to remodel the whole building,” Nock said. “It'll have a completely separate service drive-in entrance.”
The architect for the makeover is Ross Schonder Sterzinger Cupcheck Architecture of Pine.
Baierl Automotive now sells Cadillacs out of its new Cadillac dealership next to Baierl Chevrolet on Route 19 in McCandless.
Baierl Automotive plans to demolish to the former Cadillac showroom.
“We're going to move it — the showroom — back about 10 feet to be able to park cars in front, for customer parking,” Nock said.
Pine supervisors approved the showroom's demolition at the supervisors' Aug. 18 meeting.
“The service area of the existing building will remain and will be incorporated into the new Kia building,” said Larry Kurpakus, director of code administration and land development for Pine Township.
“The project also includes some minor parking reconfiguration at the front of the building and landscaping improvements along Route 19,” Kurpakus said.
An existing, smaller building next to the north side of the former Cadillac showroom will remain in place for future sales of certified, secondhand Kia cars.
The new Kia dealership will present Kia's new corporate look, featuring the brand's bright red right logo.
“Kia has a new image program,” Nock said.
Kia cars and prices currently range from the entry-level Kia Soul — a 130-horsepower hatchback — for about $15,000, to the Kia K900 — a 420-horsepower luxury sedan — for about $70,000.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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