GRAND RAPIDS — Betten Imports was scheduled to break ground at 2:30 p.m. today on a new automotive retail and service facility on 28th Street SE.
The 55,000-square-foot structure will be located on 8.2 acres at 5901 28th St. SE, between the Cascade Wal-Mart and the Esplanade Center.
Opening is scheduled for October.
A new state-of-the-art showroom will be included, as will service and customer service facilities with such features as 40 service bays, a coffee bar and a customer convenience center with telephones and computers with Internet access.
Marion “Red” Betten in 1981 purchased the business at 830 28th St. at the corner of Eastern Avenue
Betten Imports represents manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Volkswagen, and its staff has more than 750 years of combined experience in the automotive retail industry.