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Car dealership submits expansion plan in Greencastle

November 04, 2003|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle automobile dealership was given permission to more than double the size of its business by the Borough Council Monday night, a move that will also increase the number of employees at the dealership, its owner said.

The council approved plans for Antrim Way Honda at 200 S. Antrim Way to build a new showroom and repair building north of its existing new-car showroom and behind its used-car lot, said owner Greg Weaver.

The existing store covers about 12,000 square feet. The new building will take up 25,000 square feet, he said.

"The used-car lot will be incorporated into the new store," he said.

He said the new state-of-the-art building will include 18 service bays, two express lubrication bays and a cafe.

Construction is expected to start in the spring, Weaver said.

"Our building was renovated in 1997 and we've outgrown it," he said.

He said his company bought the building now occupied by Posies and Pretties Florists and Gifts at 198 S. Antrim Way. It will be razed to make room for the new structure.

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Antrim Way Honda sits on 71/2 acres of land, he said.

The dealership was started in 1955 as Antrim Way Honda by Weaver's grandfather, Puff Weaver, who still is active in the business.

"He started out selling used cars," Weaver said of his grandfather.

The company currently employs 46 people. Weaver said the number will reach into the mid-50s and beyond with the new building.

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