MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With a six-month comprehensive expansion project complete, the Friendly Auto Group certainly has reason to celebrate. Employees, customers, and community members gathered at Friendly Acura of Middletown's new state-of-the-art facility for a ribbon cutting ceremony, which included town officials of Wawayanda and Middletown, as part of its Grand Opening Event on Friday evening.
The Friendly Auto Group is no stranger to the Hudson Valley with two stores in Poughkeepsie, Friendly Honda and Friendly Ford. Additionally, its owner, Eric Kahn, operates Capital Luxury Cars in Albany (Jaguar, Land Rover & Volvo). The combined groups employ hundreds of community members, sponsor local sports teams and events and contribute significantly to charities of the Hudson Valley and its economy.
"We are proud to represent Acura in Middletown," said Friendly Auto Group President, Eric Kahn, at the event, "...and this beautiful new facility is an essential piece of the exceptional customer experience that we will provide. We acquired the dealership about a year ago and we plan to significantly grow the Acura business in this area."
This expansion, dubbed "Friendly Acura 2.0," left no stone untouched. The exterior and interior have been completely redesigned to give customers a truly extraordinary experience. The service department has grown by over 4,000 sq. feet and now includes an indoor service drive which will allow customers to stay dry and comfortable during any inclement New York weather. The showroom has also been expanded by over 1,500 sq. feet and now includes a customer lounge and a café.
"Each of the improvements were carefully considered with one thing in mind," General Manager, Christopher J. Adams added, "and that's making our client experience at Friendly Acura the friendliest, fastest, most convenient and comfortable experience possible."
About Friendly Acura of Middletown
Previously named Feder's Acura, Kahn acquired the dealership in December of 2015 and renamed it Friendly Acura of Middletown. Located on Route 6 near the intersection of Route 17M in Middletown, NY, Friendly Acura is the only Acura dealership in Orange County.
About Friendly Auto Group
Friendly Auto Group is owned and operated by Eric Kahn. It includes Friendly Honda and Friendly Ford in Poughkeepsie, New York, and its most recent acquisition, Friendly Acura of Middletown. Friendly Honda is the highest volume dealership in the mid and upper Hudson Valley, which includes Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Putnam counties. It is also a 7 time recipient of Honda's highest honor for customer service and overall performance, the President's Award.
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