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CarMax Opens First Store in New Hampshire

Published Friday Mar 2, 2018

CarMax opens on Kellar Street in Manchester.   

North Branch Construction of Concord recently completed construction of a new satellite retail facility for CarMax Auto Superstores on Keller Street in Manchester, expanding the nationwide used car retailer’s Boston market area with its first store in New Hampshire.

CarMax, Inc. the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, celebrated the grand opening of its first store in New Hampshire, located at 300 Keller Street in Manchester.

The 9.66-acre site was previously developed as a Walmart, which was demolished to make way for the new 17,758-square-foot sales and service building featuring a showroom and presentation lanes. The facility also includes a 936-square-foot car wash building, a 402-space sales lot, a 203-space customer parking lot, and a 2.74-acre vehicle staging area. North Branch Construction completed the project on time with an aggressive schedule of just eight months. Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects of Alpharetta, GA provided design services for this project.

With the opening of this store, CarMax now has a total of 187 stores across 41 states nationwide. The Manchester location has the capacity to stock approximately 240 used vehicles of nearly every make and model and CarMax customers can also request transfers of almost any vehicle to this store from other CarMax locations throughout the country.

 In celebration of the Manchester store opening, CarMax and The CarMax Foundation awarded $7,500 in donations and grants to The Granite YMCA. Support for this organization came at the recommendation of the Manchester CarMax associates.

“Giving back to and serving the Manchester community is important to CarMax associates and we enjoyed participating in volunteer events with the New Horizons soup kitchen in recent months,” says Blake MacDonald, location general manager at the Manchester CarMax. “We are thrilled to open our first store in New Hampshire and to bring CarMax’s easy, no-haggle car-buying experience to Manchester.”


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