There’s no word if Bumblebee will be at the grand opening, but actor Mark Wahlberg is launching his first car dealership, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus.
Wahlberg announced the dealership along with his partner, well known Michigan auto dealer Jay Feldman in a press release issued Thursday.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” said Wahlberg. “I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.”
Wahlberg has been something of a fixture in Michigan in recent years after opening a pair of Wahlburgers restaurants, partnering with Meijer and golfing in the Grand Rapids area.
Wahlberg and Feldman have been friends for years according to the press release and say they’ve been looking for the right opportunity to get Wahlberg into the car business for some time.
“The Wahlberg brand is all about Americana,” said Feldman. “Joining forces to sell and service Chevrolets with the magnetic draw of the Mark Wahlberg name allows us to do something special for the state of Ohio and the greater Columbus area.”
Feldman owns eight car dealerships in Michigan and is one of the largest dealers in the state.
By Matt Durr