ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Downtown welcomed a new home for its hometown dealer October 12th.
After being in the downtown region for over 60 years, Dutro Ford Lincoln Nissan welcomed the grand opening of their new building with the Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon cutting ceremony with live music and refreshments soon after.
“We have Miss Ohio here and we are going to have HB7 playing starting up about 6 o’clock tonight and we got weasel boy here along with Jaycees serving beer and wine with Stone Crest and Ravens Glenn.” said Co-Owner Bryan Graham
The celebration ended with a firework display to mark years of work in a project that Co-Owner Clay Graham hopes reflects the heritage and history of downtown region.
“We’ve been dealers in this town for 40 years as a family and when our father passed away in 2010 we knew we would be forced to either upgrade our facility or either relocate and we didn’t want to relocate. This is our hometown and downtown needed to have some revitalization so for the past 7 years this has really been a dream come true and a once in a lifetime opportunity to give back to the community and do something very special.”
Two lucky individuals were also given the chance of a Ford Fiesta or Nissan Versa as a grand prize. Mike Boetcher was the first winner and chose the Nissan Versa and Colton Gheen won the Ford Fiesta.