Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
September 24, 2016
Boston Foreign Motor hopes to open a car dealership and service facility in Boston’s industrial Newmarket District and likely will close its Allston location within three years.
The company is proposing a 22,400-square-foot, single-story dealership with a showroom and approximately 21 service bays at 202 Southampton St. It plans to repurpose a building long occupied by Waldo Bros., a building materials wholesaler.
“The area is upcoming,” said Boston Foreign Motor president Milad Farahani, who has an agreement to buy the site. “There’s a lot of development in that area.”
The dealership would sell used cars — mostly foreign — although Farahani said he is in talks with foreign and domestic car manufacturers to possibly sell new vehicles as well. Farahani expects to have about 100 cars on the lot, but is seeking additional storage in the area to accommodate a total inventory of approximately 300 cars.