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Castrucci has Honda, Mazda, Kia and Nissan dealerships, as well as used vehicle lots. The business has been located there his father Al Castrucci ran the business in the late 1980s.
The franchises together enjoy annual sales north of $100 million, Castrucci said in an exclusive interview Wednesday. But with 180 employees and a growing customer base, he said he simply needs more room — and he’s getting to the point where he’s wary even of increasing customer volume.
“And that’s not good,” Castrucci said.
He added that he is near hiring a property manager for his current property across Ohio 725 from the Dayton Mall.
While he’s not certain what he envisions for his current 17 acres of property, he said: “It certainly can enhance the Dayton Mall and maybe let them compete a little more with the Greenes and the Austin Landings of the world.”
The south suburbs have long been a magnet for auto dealerships, and the area remains busy.
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This past summer, $3 million of construction started on a second White Allen automobile dealership on Springboro Pike.
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The Volkswagen dealership going up in Miami Twp. is next to the White Allen European Auto Group across from Cox Arboretum and north of the Dayton Mall.
The 20,200 square foot dealership, being built on 3.6 acres, is targeted for completion in March, according to the company.
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