WINNIPEG, MAN. – Gerry Gordon, Canada’s longest-running Mazda dealer, is taking his act to the Manitoba Auto Mall. Gordon and his team officially broke ground at the south Winnipeg site on in early March.
Originally, a racecar driver and mechanic specializing in high-end European models, Gordon signed on as a Mazda dealer 36 years ago.
Gerry Gordon Mazda has been located on Pembina Highway near confusion corner ever since.
Before putting his shovel to work, Gordon spoke movingly of his association with Mazda through the years “through thick and through thin.”
He also recognized his bankers, financial advisor and the architect, designer, contractor and builder who will be making the new Gerry Gordon Mazda a reality.
“Gerry Gordon Mazda is not just a business,” he said, “but, rather, an incredible family of like-minded people who share a belief in our product, our service, our goals for the future and, especially, each other.
“I would not be standing here today christening this new building without the support I have had from my Gerry Gordon Mazda team. I am truly honoured that you could all be here with me.”
At 18,000 square feet, the new store will be three times the size of the current location. The showroom will have space for eight vehicles as compared to five now – and 12 service bays where the old building has eight. The new store will stock about 300 new models.
The new Gerry Gordon Mazda is scheduled to be completed and open for business by the beginning of November.