Preparations are continuing for Bob Massie Toyota dealership's move from White Oak to Norwin Towne Square in North Huntingdon.
Customers will be able to buy vehicles at the White Oak location until Saturday. Tom McGuire, North Huntingdon building inspector, said Mr. Massie wants to open the new dealership Monday.
"From the township's perspective we're excited," manager John Shepherd said this week. "It helped redevelop our shopping center right in the center of town, bringing a lot of employees with it. We're definitely excited about seeing it open."
Construction of the dealership is part of a major reconfiguration of Norwin Towne Square by Colony Norwin LLC of North Huntingdon.
The strip mall was originally built in the early 1960s as Norwin Shopping Center.
For the latest incarnation, a former BP service station, a tire store and a tiny PNC bank branch in the middle of the plaza were torn down to make way for construction of the dealership.
Norwin Towne Square was subdivided into two lots, a 21.3-acre parcel, which included McDonald's, the MedExpress building, the former Scozio's Shop 'n Save building and small storefronts behind the Scozio's building; and a second, 5.2-acre lot.
The former grocery was demolished, and a new Shop'n Save is being built, along with a Wooden Nickel Restaurant.
Mr. Massie bought the 5.2-acre parcel for the dealership.
Anne Cloonan, freelance writer: email@example.com