Land Rover Alexandria leaving, well, Alexandria as Peterson Cos. dives into car dealership development

The Peterson Cos. has developed entire communities, large retail centers and office campuses. It has invested, over the years, in a Times Square entertainment experience, a shrimp farm in Belize and biotech ventures.

But there’s always something new to try. The Fair Lakes-based Peterson has filed plans with Fairfax County to build its first-ever auto dealership and service center, on a 5.6-acre parcel fronting Van Dorn Street between the Capital Beltway and McGuin Drive, just outside the city of Alexandria. The parcel sits immediately across McGuin Drive from Select Auto Imports.

Beyer Auto Group will uproot its Land Rover dealership from its 22-year home at 2712 Duke St. in Alexandria to this new location, while establishing Jaguar sales on the property as well, said John Altman, Beyer Auto’s chief operating officer. The new 50,000-square-foot facility will take Beyer Land Rover from a three-car to a 14-car showroom, and from 12 to 25 service bays, while providing strong visibility…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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