Nearly two years and $20 million after construction began, Seaside marked the end of renovations at its auto center with a grand reopening last week.
Auto center dealerships, however, don’t have a lot more to celebrate as the country struggles through one of its toughest economic slumps since the Great Depression.
But city officials and Seaside auto dealers hope the auto mall’s facelift will help bring back shoppers.
“Anytime you redecorate, clean things up, improve the appearance, the visibility — it can’t hurt,” Linder said.
Nice picture above. Now here’s the real reopening. The same old thing, tents, banners, flags and a giant blue gorilla. Yep, redecorated and cleaned up.
Not to mention most of the dealers have an identity problem, they are afraid to say “Seaside” and make shoppers think they are in Monterey.