CarMax considering site for used car superstore
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.
CarMax is looking at land on North Main Street to build a used car superstore.
The company has a contract on the land pending the site plan and permitting process, said spokeswoman Bridget Szuminsky.
“That doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to build there,” she said. “Even if we do, it could take one to three years to open the store.”
The land is north of 39th Avenue on the east side of Main Street between Subaru of Gainesville and the Gainesville Regional Utilities Eastside Operations Center.
Lawrence Calderon, chief of current planning for the city of Gainesville, said they are working through wetlands issues on the property.
CarMax, based in Richmond, Va., is a Fortune 500 company with 117 locations in 58 cities. The company sold 408,080 used vehicles and another 316,649 at wholesale auctions in the stores in the fiscal year ending in February 2012. It is known for its “no-haggle” prices.
-- Anthony Clark