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Actor Mark Wahlberg now Owns a Dealership

In a move to grow his business portfolio, Marky Mark Wahlberg is breaking into the automotive world with a dealership in Columbus, Ohio. Yes, you read that correctly.  Mark Wahlberg, former teen pop idol, and current actor extraordinaire, will now be selling Chevy’s in Ohio.

The dealership is aptly named Mark Wahlberg Chevy. Wahlberg is partnering up with Jay Feldman, a veteran Chevy dealership owner who owns eight dealerships throughout southeast and mid-Michigan. He and Wahlberg began searching for their first dealership early in 2017 and the Columbus opportunity emerged later in the year.

Feldman and Wahlberg are no strangers. The pair have been friends for several years and recently became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland. They are also the master franchise for the state of Georgia.

The Fighter actor says he’s ready to break into new industries, "I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about," said Wahlberg in a press release.  "I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved."

Owning a Chevy dealership adds to Wahlberg's portfolio of business interests that includes a movie production company, a health and wellness company, a water line with music mogul Diddy and a Wahlburgers restaurant chain that is currently franchised throughout 14 U.S. states and Canada.

"The Wahlberg brand is all about Americana," said Feldman. "Joining forces to sell and service Chevrolets with the magnetic draw of the Mark Wahlberg name allows us to do something special for the state of Ohio and the greater Columbus area."

The duo plan to open additional dealerships together in the future.


 

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