Ground broken for new Nissan store


PENTICTON, B.C. – Construction has begun on the new Nissan Penticton store set to open this December 2017 as the first business lease of the Penticton Indian Band’s Satikw Crossing development properties.

“I look forward to bringing the Nissan lineup of exciting vehicles to residents of the south Okanagan, as well as community spirit and involvement in various ways,” said John Kot, owner of Nissan Penticton.

Kot, who recently received the B.C. Community Spirit Award from the New Car Dealers’ Association, said the new point would top out at 17,000-square-foot and comply with Nissan’s new NREDI 2.0 image program.

More than 30 full-time jobs are expected to be created at the dealership when it opens, as well as 35 jobs during construction. Infrastructure work is also underway by the Penticton Indian Band to service the site and the Satikw Crossing development properties.

Satikw Crossing includes more than 140 acres of development land adjacent to Highway 97 and the Penticton Regional Airport for residential, commercial, industrial and recreational uses.

“The Nissan brand is a welcome addition and demonstrates the potential of Satikw Crossing to bring high-profile businesses and opportunities to Penticton. Having more options to purchase a vehicle locally will benefit consumers and help keep money and people in our region,” said Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.

Kot also owns Kelowna Hyundai, Buy Direct Truck Centre and Maple Ridge Hyundai.