HERNDON, Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi celebrated the grand opening of Audi Beverly Hills, an all-new dealership in partnership with Fletcher Jones Family of Fine Dealerships. The new location, which officially opened its doors on January 26, marks the eighth Los Angeles area dealership for the brand.
Grand opening event details
The event included a keynote speech from Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen, a ribbon cutting ceremony with Beverly Hills Mayor Barry Brucker and a special donation on behalf of Audi and Fletcher Jones to the Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) in support of the community's education initiatives. Also in attendance were Audi of America Western Region Director Mike Cagle, Fletcher Jones Company President Keith May, members of the Fletcher Jones family including Ted Jones and Fletcher Jones III as well as representatives from the Beverly Hills City Council, the Beverly Hills Unified School District, the Beverly Hills School Board, the Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation and the Beverly Hills High School Associated Student body among others.
Throughout the evening, guests mingled and enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres by Patina, which included a special charcuterie station set up in the back on an Audi Q5 as well as Art of Shaving services, manicures and more. Attendees were also given a sneak peek of the new Audi S6, S7, S8 and Allroad models months in advance of their U.S. debut. There was something for everyone as kids enjoyed special interactive stations and delectable candy and sweets offerings including handmade marshmallows and more.
"Audi is pleased to return to the coveted Beverly Hills market to better serve our clients and reach new prospects looking for a progressive luxury vehicle," said Mike Cagle, Director, Western Region for Audi of America. "The Wilshire Boulevard location is in the heart of one of the largest U.S. markets for the brand. Audi has achieved tremendous momentum is Southern California and partnering with the Fletcher Jones Company and their culture of serving the customer and community is a logical step forward."
Beverly Hills community support
The project was propelled by the enthusiasm of the City of Beverly Hills, facilitating renovation of the property to improve it for the residents and surrounding community in a record amount of time.
‟The City of Beverly Hills is proud to welcome Audi Beverly Hills to our community," stated Mayor Barry Brucker. ‟I am confident that the new dealership will be a tremendous success in our City, bringing additional vibrancy to the Audi brand and the Fletcher Jones Family of Fine Dealers."
The city worked tirelessly to ensure visual enhancements and infrastructure improvements be implemented to the building.
‟We look forward to welcoming Audi Beverly Hills to the Fletcher Jones Family," said Keith May, President, Fletcher Jones Company. ‟In close cooperation with the great City of Beverly Hills, who ensured efficiency and timeliness in completing this project, the Fletcher Jones Family is proud to mark its return to this city with this state of the art facility."
Beverly Hills dealership details
Audi Beverly Hills was opened in partnership with Fletcher Jones Jr., part of the Fletcher Jones Family of Fine Dealerships which has become one of the most successful privately held automotive groups in the United States. Fletcher Jones Sr. opened his first automotive dealership in Los Angeles in 1946 and the collection has now grown to 19 dealerships including Audi Beverly Hills. This latest venture marks somewhat of a homecoming for the established family-owned business.
General Manager Mike Bradford will oversee the new space which is located in the heart of Beverly Hills on Wilshire Boulevard just west of Robertson Boulevard. The location will offer new and pre-owned sales as well as factory authorized service. Audi Beverly Hills Dealership will offer sales and factory authorized service in two adjacent Wilshire Boulevard buildings. All Audi owners, regardless of their place of purchase, will also be offered a complimentary car wash at the Beverly Hills location.
Audi Beverly Hills is located at 8850 Wilshire Boulevard with the service department directly across the street at 8833 Wilshire Blvd. For more information please visit www.audiusa.com, www.audiusanews.com or call 424-281-5600.
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SOURCE Audi of America, Inc.