After more than 40 years downtown, Yellowknife Motors will soon be on the move.
The dealership and auto-shop, located on 49th Street, will shutter its doors before relocating to Old Airport Road in 2019.
“I’ve been planning a move since acquiring the dealership in the fall of 2011, as I knew the location was not big enough to satisfy our customers and our operational needs,” said Yellowknife Motors owner Greg Boucher.
The new location is currently under construction, Boucher said, and will cover over three-and-a-half acres of land, which is an upgrade from the one-acre the dealership currently sits on.
“It has taken more time than expected to find appropriately sized land in an appropriate location with the correct zoning but we are excited to now be finally under construction,” said Boucher.
Boucher added the new location will allow Yellowknife Motors to offer “state of the art” facilities.
“We are proud to be the only locally owned dealership in the Northwest Territories and are equally proud to be making this investment in our customers, our staff and in Yellowknife.
There is no word yet on what will become of Yellowknife Motors’ old lot when construction of its new location wraps up.