Trimarco dealership holds ribbon cutting ceremony

GRAND OPENING: Wielding a pair of over-sized scissors, Gary Trimarco cuts a ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new location for his Gary Trimarco Automotive dealership. Community members gathered on Thursday to join Trimarco, his wife, Lynn, and their staff to celebrate the dealership’s grand opening. (Pioneer photo/Jonathan Eppley)

BIG RAPIDS — Although they’ve been selling cars at their new lot since March, Gary and Lynn Trimarco held an official grand opening ceremony on Thursday to open the new location for Gary Trimarco Automotive.

The owners of the Big Rapids Township Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealership welcomed friends, family and community members to tour their new facility and enjoy some light snacks as a way to thank them for their years of support. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open the dealership’s new location.

The Trimarcos have been selling cars in the Big Rapids area for 12 years. They closed their dealership’s previous location — where they had been for 10 years — on March 23 to move their inventory across the street into their new building. They purchased the former Phillips Ford Lincoln Mercury property in November for an undisclosed amount.

“A couple of years ago, we noticed something really happening: GM was building world-class cars,” Gary Trimarco said. “We knew one of the things we had to do was step it up and have a world-class facility to do business in and to offer to our community. With GM’s help, we were able to do that.”

THANK YOU: Gary Trimarco, owner of Gary Trimarco Automotive, thanks the many people who were involved in relocating his Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealership into its new location. He and his wife, Lynn (left), moved into the new location on Northland Drive in late March while renovations were completed.

Trimarco thanked the many people involved with the relocation. The ceremony was a way for the dealership to give back to the community.

“One of our goals when we got here was to make sure we gave back more than we’ve (received) from this community,” Trimarco said.

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