Stuckey Mitsubishi works to purchase CDT building
STATE COLLEGE — Stuckey Mitsubishi soon will have a new home.
Stuckey Mitsubishi, part of the Stuckey Automotive Group which opened in College Township in July 2020, is in the process of purchasing the Centre Daily Times building at 3400 E. College Ave.
“In 2019, we were afforded an opportunity to expand our operations to the State College area. To our good fortune, the College Township council was there from the beginning to generously give their support and guidance,” President Matt Stuckey said. “Now, we look to the council once more for their approval on our plans to breathe new life into a once-thriving location that will serve as our permanent location. Pending permit and planning approval, we will finalize our plans and begin work immediately.”
Stuckey said he hopes to finalize the purchase around July 1 and be up and running in early 2022.
“We had been scouting for a location since we purchased the Mitsubishi dealership in July. It just seemed to be a good fit. Once we get in, the renovation work will take about six months,” Stuckey said. “It is about a 40,000-square foot building and includes seven acres of land; that is a lot of space. We do a large used car inventory and Mitsubishi is a growing brand. We are excited to be able to sell Mitsubishis and used cars and provide services from that location. We will have 14 service bays.”
Opening of the new location will lead to some new jobs.
“To date, Stuckey Mitsubishi employs 22 sales and service professionals. We expect to fully utilize the site and increase employment by adding 10 full-time employees immediately, and project 10 additional full-time positions over the next two to three years,” Stuckey said.
In February 2021, the Stuckey Mitsubishi sales center moved from 273 Benner Pike to 150 Shiloh Road, immediately next to the Stuckey Mitsubishi Service and Parts Center.
The Centre Daily Times print and packaging operations were moved from the College Avenue site to Harrisburg early last year. The CDT’s transportation and distribution operations have remained in State College.