Brian Harris BMW plans to start work in October on a remodel and expansion of its showroom that will add more than 5,000 square feet of space.

Richard Martorana, general manager of the dealership at 12336 Airline Highway, said the work should be completed in mid-2018. Once the construction is finished, the showroom will be more than 18,300 square feet. It goes along with the current remodeling of the building where Brian Harris BMW has certified pre-owned vehicles.

“This will give us better service,” he said. “The last expansion we did here was five or six years ago.”

The cost of the remodeling has not been determined yet.

Along with expanding the BMW showroom, the parking lot will be expanded. Right now, Brian Harris BMW has about 450 cars for sale at a time. When vehicles in for service are included, it means up to 600 cars can be on the lot at a given time. “We’re going to make it more efficient by adding space,” Martorana said.

About 60 people currently work at Brian Harris BMW. Martorana said the expansion of the pre-owned dealership and the additional space at the BMW lot should lead to more hiring, but he had no concrete numbers.

Brian Harris opened a new Audi dealership last week at 11955 Airline.

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