LOCKPORT, IL – Bettenhausen Automotive has announced it is planning to break ground this fall at 16471 W. 159th Street to build a brand new, state-of-the-art dealership, according to a release from the City of Lockport.
The development will include a one-story, nearly 35,000 square-foot Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram sales center and accompanying service facility on a 12-acre site within Lockport Square, the city said in a release.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Aug. 23 at 2:30 pm at the new site location.
“Bettenhausen is a great name in the industry. The City of Lockport is excited to see Bettenhausen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram located at I-355 and 159th and be part of our community,” said Mayor Steven Streit.
For over 60 years, Bettenhausen has been a family-owned dealership in the Chicagoland area.
“The Bettenhausen family and our dealerships have been mainstays in the Tinley Park and Orland Park communities for decades,” Mike Bettenhausen, Bettenhausen Automotive President, said in a release. “We look forward to carrying on the Bettenhausen tradition of integrity with exceptional customer service and growing the bond with the Lockport community for decades as well.”
The dealership will add over 100 jobs to the community and anticipates opening at the end of 2023, the city said.