Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, 10:11 AM
Multiple hurricanes pushing through Louisiana haven’t slowed a Byrider franchisee from opening a revamped facility.
The network of buy-here, pay-here dealership announced this week Byrider is returning to Monroe, La., with a new store opening set for Friday, less than 48 hours after Hurricane Zeta swept through the state as the fifth hurricane to strike Louisiana this season.
Owned by Earth Auto Sales, the store operates out of the same location as the former Monroe dealership. According to a news release, the building has been updated with interior renovations and features new company branding and signage throughout the facility.
The Monroe dealership is Earth Auto Sales’ third store and its first franchise in Louisiana. The operation is located at 1107 Oliver Road in Monroe, La.
The new store features 5,375 square feet and a parking lot that can display up to 40 vehicles. Additionally, the new location offers low-cost maintenance to Byrider customers at its state-of-the-art service department with four vehicle service bays.
Byrider added that the store will open with seven new full-time positions.
“Throughout our 20-year history operating in nearby Jackson, Miss., we have been watching the Monroe community grow and see its potential,” Byrider Monroe operations manager Gil Elam said.
“As a local business, our goal is to be a partner to the Monroe community to help it thrive, and we’re excited to build that relationship with our future customers,” Elam continued.