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June 4, 2014

Fairfield to build $3M showroom in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — The pile of rubble at Routes 15 and 192 in Lewisburg will give way to a shiny two-story showroom and offices as Fairfield Chevrolet Cadillac gets ready for its new $3 million facility.

Last Friday saw demolition begin inside the structure, which has been around since the 1940s or 1950s, said President Rick Quigley, who has owned the operation since 2002. The work began in earnest Monday and should be done by the end of the week, he said.

The service bay area remains open at the same location.

In about six months, Fairfield operations will move from a temporary spot across Route 192 at the former Bechtel’s Dairy and Restaurant property and into a two-story building, featuring a much larger showroom, sales offices and parts department. A larger waiting area will greet customers, and a drive-through service entrance will expedite work and repairs.

All done to General Motors Corp. standards, “it will be very nice, all glass on the whole front,” Quigley said.

The dealership’s old building had been a piecemeal structure of sorts, Quigley said, thinking it may have had life as a service station at some point. “It’s not in great shape and needed to be replaced,” he said.

“The customers will like it. It will be much more customer friendly,” he said.

The project has been a few years in the making, he said, as he looked for property to buy to relocate the business, but that didn’t pan out. “The traffic and location are great” in Lewisburg borough, “so I decided to put up the new building here.”

TurnKey Construction Inc., of Williamsport, is handling the project.

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