A sleek new building in Maplewood is now home to two Italian luxury dealerships: Jim Butler Alfa Romeo and Jim Butler Maserati. The new 14,800-square foot, glass-walled structure opened in early March, offering high-performance luxury cars backed by Jim Butler’s Black Tie Concierge Sales and Service.
The dealerships had been temporarily located at Jim Butler Auto Plaza in Crestwood while construction was underway for the new facility.
“Our goal is to provide the best luxury experience that drivers will find in St. Louis,” said Brad Sowers, CEO of Jim Butler Auto Group. “The time is right for people to discover the thrill of being behind the wheel of an Italian luxury car. There’s just nothing like it.”
The Italian flair for design and attention to detail offered by these two brands are simply unmatched among luxury cars, Sowers added. The two auto makers offer models ranging from sports cars to mid-size luxury sedans to high performance luxury SUVs.
Jim Butler launched its Maserati dealership in Spring 2015 at a temporary location in Crestwood, next to Jim Butler Auto Plaza. The dealer began offering Alfa Romeo models at that location in January.
The new location will also offer a large selection of pre-owned cars of all makes and models. The dealership will service all makes and models and will coordinate warranty work with appropriate dealerships.
The building, designed by M2 Architecture Studio and built by Hensley Construction, places visual emphasis on the tall, glass showroom as the jewel case, highlighting the cars within as sparkling jewels. Interior finishes are all high-end, commensurate with the quality of the vehicles within.
Full height, glass-walled sales offices, a custom customer lounge, and material selection areas surround the open showroom floor. The service center features eight service bays and a retail parts department.
The facility is part of Cozad’s Sunnen Station Development, situated at the northeast corner of South Hanley Road and Sunnen Drive.