Klaben to Add Used Car Dealership on Main Street
Dealership plans to expand onto former Huntington Bank property
The Klaben Auto Stores is expanding its West Main Street campus to include a used car lot at the former Huntington Bank branch at 1035 W. Main St.
Klaben Property Management received approval for their used car plans from the Kent Planning Commission this week.
Al Klaben told the plannning commission the former bank will house three to four sales people with used cars displayed on the property.
"Basically we’re going to use the existing Huntington building as a used car office," he said. "Nothing’s going to change with the existing building."
The expansion includes the removal of a grass area to allow for more car display space and to widen the service driveway at Klaben Ford to the west. The actual parking lay out is not set to allow flexibility depending on the number of cars displayed, according to the Kent Community Develoment Department staff report on the project.
Klaben did not say when the used car lot is scheduled to open.