February 8, 2023

A few new car or truck dealerships are coming to Lakeland by end of June

More than the next pair of months, Lakeland will get three new vehicle dealerships, two of which are new makes for Polk County. 

The new dealerships will capitalize on a “crimson sizzling” market for the automobile business. When the pandemic was devastating for a lot of industries, specially restaurants, bars and brick and mortar retail, dealerships thrived after they were authorized to reopen, dealers mentioned. 

“I imagine proper when the pandemic started, like most vendors, points had been complicated,” CarMax Regional Vice President Joe Holder said. “But it is really been definitely on fire since possibly 6 or 7 months ago now.” 

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