New look for Atchley Ford dealership

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:00 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

Atchley Ford, 3633 N. 72nd St., will get a new look inside and out.

Heading into its fourth decade, the dealership decided it was time to remodel the showroom, service department and building exterior.

“We’ve been here 38 years and never had a renovation,” General Manager Paul Adams said.

Adams said the dealership drew up remodeling plans several months ago. When the Ford Motor Co. learned of those plans, the auto manufacturer dispatched its architects to help the dealership develop a design that would, said Adams, “make us look like other Ford dealers, but still retain some of our original features.”

Work on the interior has concluded, and now work is being done on the exterior, Adams said. The renovation will add a “quick lane” to the dealership’s service department, allowing owners of any type of vehicle — “it doesn’t have to be a Ford” — to drop in for light service work, such as an oil change, without an appointment.

The dealership hopes to complete the renovation, which includes a makeover of the service department, by the end of April or beginning of May, Adams said.

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