Actor, producer and businessman Mark Wahlberg is partnering with veteran Chevy dealer Jay Feldman to launch his first car dealership in Ohio.
Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet will open in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership was formerly known as Bobby Layman Chevrolet at 3900 West Broad Street. Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years, and became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland.
After discussing the idea for several months, a Chevrolet dealership became a natural next step for their partnership. Owning a Chevy dealership adds to Wahlberg’s portfolio of business interests that includes a movie production company, a health and wellness company, a water line with music mogul Diddy and a Wahlburgers restaurant chain that is currently franchised throughout 14 U.S. states and Canada.
Jay Feldman and Mark Wahlberg, partners in Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio (PRNewsfoto/Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet)
Wahlburger also has a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cincinnati.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” said Wahlberg. “I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.”
They plan to open additional dealerships together in the future.