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LKN Chrysler plans major expansion on Chartown

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Dec. 15. Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep has filed an application to build a new showroom—complete with an off-road driving experience—on 30 acres on Chartown Road along I-77. The Cornelius-based company will invest more than $17 million in the project, according to owner Jack Salzman.

Ground-breaking is tentatively scheduled for March or April of next year.


New jobs

The veteran auto dealer said the expansion will ultimately bring 75 new jobs to Cornelius.

The existing store on Torrence Chapel will be devoted to used cars, accounting for 50 new jobs when the project is completed around August of 2022.

The new 46,800 square foot new car store on Chartown will net 25 new jobs, Salzman said. The project will include a site for a jet ski dealership as well.

“It’s a big job win for Cornelius,” Salzman said.

A total of 6 acres within the 30 acres on Chartown will be available for additional development. The property is just south of Life Fellowship Church.