BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover dealership expanding in Monroeville
Monroeville's BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover dealership is expanding its operations.
Plans to consolidate four parcels into one at A&L Motor Sales at 3780 William Penn Highway were presented at a Monroeville planning commission meeting last month. The commission recommended approval of the plans by council, which will vote on them at its October meeting.
The first phase, expected to start in October, includes demolishing two homes, paving for new space to display about 500 vehicles and a 15,000-square-foot addition to the BMW building. Following phases include remodeling the BMW and Jaguar buildings. The Jaguar building is also expected to receive a 15,000-square-foot addition. The whole project is expected to cost about $5 million and take about 2 1⁄2 years to complete.
Co-owner Steve Lamfrom said the dealership owns the homes being demolished.
Lamfrom said cars currently on display will be stored at another Monroeville building during construction.
“Every construction is going to hinder business, but we're trying to minimize that,” he said, adding around 30 vehicles have been moved to the site already.
Lamfrom shares ownership of the dealership with his son, Brian.
“We're extremely excited,” his son said. “My grandfather started it. And when he did, people asked him, ‘Why buy land in Monroeville?' I guess it worked out.”