CHARLESTON, S.C. –
With social distancing the new COVID-19 norm for dealerships and other retailers and public spaces, some of the features of the new Mercedes-Benz dealership that Baker Motor Co. wants to open by the end of the year might be even more valuable.
Stretching over 13 acres at 425 Sigma Drive off Interstate 26 in Summerville, S.C., Baker highlighted its planned dealership is designed to be a nice place to relax or entertain customers while waiting on their vehicles to be serviced. It includes walking and biking trails, a kiddie-land play area and a pond for fishing.
The company said the site will also include a car wash for all Baker Motor Co. clients, an eight-car showroom, consultation desks, conference rooms and lounges. The interior design is fully open with screens separating different sections.
The new campus will also incorporate The Baker Collection, a grouping of 12 luxury brands found previously only on Savannah Highway. These ex-loaner vehicles will have been gently used with low miles on them.
“All of them will be the current model year,” Baker said in a news release.
Each section in the area will have its own names such as Mercedes-Benz Lane or Land Rover Boulevard.
Baker said plans for the property include a fully landscaped drive akin to Azalea Drive, the road leading into Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia.
The dealership plans to open this facility in December.
The privately held Baker Motor Co. operates dealerships for 14 luxury brands including Rolls-Royce, BMW, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Smart Car, Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Infiniti, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.