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Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:18

ABRA Opens 20th Body Shop Location in Macon, GA

A vacant former car dealership in north Bibb County is becoming a new body shop. Minnesota-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass bought the 20,129 square-foot former BMW dealership at 111 Riverside Parkway in Macon, GA, and spent nearly four months renovating the building, said David Kulkis, regional business development director in Atlanta.

“We believe it’s an excellent market for our business model,” Kulkis said. “And the research we did indicates we should be very successful there. It fits the profile and what we look for size, cost to renovate it, visibility from the road, proximity in the city and where the growth is (located).” The store is expected to open with about seven employees “but will grow rapidly,” he said. “We will eventually have about 30 people.”

This will be ABRA’s 123rd location in the country and the 20th in Georgia, Kulkis said.

Since the company has been “very, very successful in Atlanta,” it wanted another location in this area, he said.

ABRA opened a location on Carl Vinson Parkway in Warner Robins in January.


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