D&D Ford's weekend move was finished and the doors to the Greer-based business opened as scheduled this morning.
This red Ford Focus is shiny but wet today as it is part of the fleet of automobiles that are D&D's new showroom and service facility at 13655 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
The showroom was open for business as usual. The former D&D site was closed Saturday evening and all the vehicles were moved the 3 miles Sunday to its new home.
A line of Ford Expeditions are parked together at the new location. The inventory includes more than 200 new vehicles and about 50 used.
There was no doubt where customers were steered to go today as D&D Ford opened its new facility. Matthew Forest painted the big red signage on the former business site on Saturday.
Despite sprinkling rain and dreary skies, red, white and blue balloons marked the entrance to the new facility, which includes a 36,642-square-foot showroom and service department, at 13655 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
The occasional sign of recent construction such as ladders and tools were still in place in some areas, but D&D's inventory of about 200 vehicles made the 3.5-mile move from D&D's former Wade Hampton address. Employees were recruited to drive the vehicles to its new facility.
The service areas were doing business as usual after making a clean sweep of the former service department over the weekend. Bright red paint steered customers to the newly built dealership.
D&D plans on holding a Grand Opening celebration, which will also mark the dealership's 75th anniversary in Greer.
The Quick Lane Tire and Service center adjacent to D&D opened for business on July 5.