Group Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art BMW, MINI Dealerships
Norwood, MA-Gallery Automotive Group LLC is
excited to announce it has begun construction on BMW and MINI dealerships at 1040
Hingham St., Rockland, just off of
Route 3, Exit 14. The facilities will occupy a piece of real estate abutting
Route 3, bisecting the Hingham-Rockland town line.
dealerships will replace BMW Gallery of Norwell at 98 Accord Park Drive,
Norwell, MA, with 58,000-square feet of BMW and MINI showrooms and service
facilities. The current sales and service operations will be expanded, and MINI
will have a new home on the South Shore. The showrooms, lot and service
departments will include enough space for more than 200 vehicles, a service
area with more than 30 bays and amenities such as high-speed electric charging
stations for the emerging electric vehicle market.
are expected to open in the fall of this year.
location will offer our current BMW clientele and anyone who is passionate
about driving a state-of-the-art home on the South Shore, and will offer current
and future MINI enthusiasts in Southeastern Massachusetts a well-deserved home.
We couldn't be happier about our partnership with these iconic brands," said
Gallery Automotive Group Director of Operations Kevin Misanko.
The new dealerships
are the product of several partnerships, from permitting to design and
owner and developer is A.W. Perry, Inc., a prominent real estate company with
offices in Boston and Hingham, MA. Construction management is by Integrated
Builders, Inc. of Rockland, MA, utilizing a design-build contract with the
Curtis Architectural Group and Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
services for Gallery and Perry are being handled by Stratton Development
Management and Waypoint KLA, respectively, and construction and permanent financing
for the project is provided by Cambridge Savings Bank. Brokerage services were delivered
by The Conrad Group's Peter Cooney and James McEvoy, who represented Gallery, and
Richard Beal of the Perry Brokerage Associates, who represented Perry.
and design of the new facilities will permit Gallery to meet customers' needs
even more effectively and efficiently in a growing South Shore market, while
offering an expanded selection of vehicles, including the MINI brand," noted
A.W. Perry Executive Vice President Buzz Constable. "Nearby neighbors in
Hingham and Rockland, such as EMD Serono, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the South
Shore Chamber of Commerce, will benefit from Gallery's new dealerships."
addition to creating an exciting new atmosphere for car-buying on the South
Shore, the site and design harness the potential for visibility afforded by
and MINI dealerships are both high-end destination franchises, as evidenced
by their design aesthetic. The materials and finishes used both inside and out
are consistent with new prototypical standards for both brands and will present
more like a downtown office building," noted James Mullarkey, founding partner
very excited about the inclusion of a second-floor 'jewelry box,' a glass
enclosure that will display eight different models from the BMW and MINI lines,
visible from Route 3 South," noted Integrated Builders, Inc. President Jay
Dacey. "This will truly be a one-of-a kind dealership."
dealerships will also mean the addition of at least 20 job positions for
management personnel, sales staff and service technicians, and the introduction
of Gallery Gives charitable giving and volunteer work to new communities.