Jan. 20--WILMINGTON -- Crews were busy last week renovating part of the Capital Ford/Lincoln dealership property in the 5500 block of Market Street, work that included installing "Capital Nissan" signs.
Although company officials couldn't be reached for comment, the local Nissan dealership has been running TV commercials declaring that it's moving -- although the commercial doesn't mention to where.
But a message on the dealership's Facebook page, posted Friday, states, "Check out the construction of our new location at 5501 Market Street. Doors open on January 27, 2014!"
The site is also home to Capital Ford/Lincoln of Wilmington's commercial sales and service division, according to that dealership's website.
Capital Nissan of Wilmington, which joined the Capital family in 2011, is currently located nearly across the street from the Ford dealership and adjacent to the College Road and Market Street interchange.
Capital also has plans to expand its current Ford/Lincoln dealership in the 4200 block of Oleander Drive.
In October, documents submitted to the city showed plans to expand the dealership's showroom, build an addition to its collision center and construct a truck shop. The total building square footage at the dealership will increase from 42,800 to 58,285 and the number of buildings to three from two, according to the plans.
-- Staff reports