You could buy your next car from Mark Wahlberg.
The actor and entrepreneur is teaming up with his friend and partner Jay Feldman to open Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, at the former Bobby Layman Chevrolet. Feldman is a veteran Chevy dealer and has partnered with Wahlberg before in Ohio, bringing the Wahlburger’s restaurant franchise to Cleveland.
Although Feldman is an experienced dealership owner, this is the first step into the business for Mark Wahlberg.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” Wahlberg said in a statement. “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.”
According to reports, Columbus will be seeing a lot more of Mr. Wahlberg.
“It’s not a naming rights deal. We’re partners,” Feldman told Automotive News. “Mark is very involved in his businesses, whether it’s AQUAhydrate or Performance Inspired. I mean, he is like the ultimate entrepreneur and a workaholic. … He plans on being [at the dealership] on a regular basis.”
If you want to get your next car from Marky Mark himself, the dealership has already opened. In addition to retaining around 100 employees, Wahlberg and Feldman are also planning to hire additional sales representatives and service technicians.
Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet is located at 3900 W. Broad St. Their hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday.