South Side Business News & Notes
The Collection Auto Group building new facility in Green
GREEN — Officials from The Collection Auto Group announced this week the company has purchased the former location of Enterprise Rent-A-Car on South Arlington Road and plans to demolish the structure and establish an Infiniti dealership.
The new business, Infiniti of Akron, will be The Collection Auto Group’s 20th location and will open in October, according to company officials. A groundbreaking celebration for the new state-of-the-art $5.5 million facility took place yesterday, March 28, with company and city officials in attendance.
The Collection Auto Group features Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Aston Martin, Lotus, Spyker, Maserati, Sprinter and Fisker products, as well as Acura, Infiniti, Nissan, Volkswagen, Buick and GMC, according to company officials. It also provides authorized service for Saab, Hummer and Pontiac brands.
“The Collection Auto Group is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service across all of our brands,” said Bernie Moreno, president of the company. “Infiniti drivers in Akron can count on us for that same first-class experience, with upfront pricing on cars and customers’ trade-in vehicles.”
According to company officials, The Collection Auto Group has earned the following recognitions: Mercedes-Benz “Best of the Best” Award 2006-12; No. 1 Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Ohio; No. 1 Mercedes-Benz Dealership in the Central U.S.A.; No. 1 McLaren SLR dealer in the world; No. 1 Porsche dealer in Ohio; No. 1 Porsche dealer in the Central U.S.A;. First German “Autohaus” designed Mercedes-Benz dealership in North America; and No. 1 Lotus dealer in Ohio.
For more information, visit www.collectionautogroup.com.
The Water’s Edge at Nesmith Lake hosting ribbon cutting
SOUTH AKRON — Canal Fulton Canoe Livery Inc.’s newest location, The Water’s Edge at Nesmith Lake, 2666 Manchester Road, is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, March 29, at 11:30 a.m.
The Water’s Edge at Nesmith Lake is the second site for Canal Fulton Canoe Livery Inc., which is owned by its president, Don Baker. The business will offer canoe, kayak, paddle boat and fishing boat rentals, as well as bicycle rentals, which can be used in conjunction with boat trips.
In addition to the ribbon cutting, Baker will present commemorative plaques to people who have helped in creating the second location, including Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, Akron Public Service Director John Moore and Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition President and CEO Dan Rice, according to business officials.
Hours at the Nesmith Lake location will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3-19; Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 24 to Sept. 2; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 through Oct. 27.
The Canal Fulton site is located at 219 W. Cherry St. and includes longer hours of operation.
For more information about rentals and rates, call 330-347-4412 or visit www.cfcanoe.com.
Innovative Autocare opens second location
CANTON — Innovative Autocare has opened a new location at 1330 Raff Road S.W.
Owned by Jeff Goodwin, the original business, located at 4901 S. Main St. in Green, has been in operation for 11 years and actively seeks to break the negative stereotype of the “mechanic,” according to Goodwin. The business specializes in precise diagnostics, exact pricing, quality parts and repairs, and an 18-month 18,000-mile warranty, which Goodwin said is one of the most extensive in the area. He said the goal of the business is to provide trustworthy and personalized service.
The new location is open Mondays through Saturdays and is run by Greg Jones, a long-time member of Innovative Autocare with 20 years of industry experience. The full-service business handles a variety of mechanical repairs. In addition, each vehicle is treated to a free 50-point bumper-to-bumper inspection, complimentary fluid top-off, tire pressure checks and battery terminal cleaning.
As with the original location, Innovative Autocare has joined the local chamber of commerce and participates in local activities, according to Goodwin.
For more information about Innovative Autocare, visit www.innovativeautocare.com.
To contact the new location, call 330-479-9230.
Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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