Performance, luxury and versatility will converge at one location this winter when Jim Butler unveils a new 14,800-square foot, glass-walled dealership in Maplewood. The facility will house sales and service for Maserati and Alfa Romeo. Construction begins this month.
Jim Butler officials said that now is the right time to bring more choices in high-performance luxury vehicles to St. Louis drivers. “Drivers accustomed to European luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz are bored and are looking for more excitement in their driving experience. Jim Butler Maserati and Alfa Romeo bring together the high tech engineering, passionate Italian design and our own Black Tie Service to provide that thrill behind the wheel,” said Brad Sowers, president and co-owner of Jim Butler Auto Group.
The two carmakers 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 Alfa Romeo dealership will debut when the facility opens in early 2017.
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 facility will also feature a service center with eight service bays and a retail parts department.
The project is part of the Sunnen Station Development, which is being handled by Cozad Commercial Real Estate, situated at the northeast corner of South Hanley Road and Sunnen Drive.
Sowers said that Jim Butler’s staff will consist of product experts that will provide the top service that luxury car buyers deserve. Services include personnel to help facilitate the purchase or lease of new or pre-owned vehicles, courtesy transportation vehicles and service options that include pick-up and delivery. See all the new vehicles at www.jimbutlermaserati.com
Jim Butler Auto Group has served the St. Louis region with new and pre-owned sales and service for more than 30 years.