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      12-19-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Largest Bmw Showroom In The World...

Of all places....Minnesota!!

"After months of intense design development – we broke ground on the new BMW of Minnetonka dealership at the end of October 2008. And with that, the work started on what will be the World’s Largest Indoor Showroom, with over 220,000 square ft and 325 enclosed parking for inventory and display"
Grand opening is January 17th 2010....
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      12-19-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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... why?

Actually I guess it makes sense if there is one dealership to serve the entire state.
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      12-19-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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There is actually another 10 miles away...it may be surprising but there is alot of money in Minnesota with Corporate HQ's for Target, Pillsbury, General Mills, 3M and Cargill..oh and Prince lives nearby.......see him once in awhile in his purple 6 series.
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      12-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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From 494 It looks like a dressed up parking garage,something you'd see downtown a major city where land is an issue.
I cant believe they spent months of intense design development for that big box look.
It's nothing like the beautiful Best Buy bldg diagonally from it.
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      12-19-2009, 12:25 PM   #5
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... why?

Actually I guess it makes sense if there is one dealership to serve the entire state.
Maybe to serve those people fleeing CA's terrible economy that might end up in MN,ND(Fargo)...
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      12-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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I lived there for about 10 years. Minnetonka is a very affluent area outside of Minneapolis. Lake Minnetonka is a very large and beautiful lake, and there are many mansions built around the shoreline.

That's why.
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      12-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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Is this to replace one of the dealers that's already up there?

Isn't there like 4 BMW dealers in the Minnepolis/St. Paul area already?

I know one was already 3 or 4 stories tall when I was up there last about a year ago, I mean one that was actually open, it wasn't this one being built.
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I'm sure you'll be able to challenge Prince in a game of basketball. He'll beat you and then serve you some pancakes...bitches.
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Hope they have a very large service area to accomodate the amount of cars they are going to need to sell. Could be a long wait!

Would love to see the show room once its finished.
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      12-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #10
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Hope they have a very large service area to accomodate the amount of cars they are going to need to sell. Could be a long wait!

Would love to see the show room once its finished.
If they dont,it would be a hell of place for winter indoor autocross
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      12-19-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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If they dont,it would be a hell of place for winter indoor autocross
Its always good to have an exit strategy!
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      12-19-2009, 03:32 PM   #12
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If they dont,it would be a hell of place for winter indoor autocross
Probably the largest in the world. You can have the slalom on the first level followed by a sweeper leading onto the second level then some offset walls and some 90 degree turns on the 3rd level.
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      12-19-2009, 09:38 PM   #13
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So is this some Sears Imports building or something?

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Ok yeah, Sears Imports sold BMW biz to whatever, and yadda yadda. Alright, well that's cool. I'm excited to see the finished product!

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They'll have the cleanest, dryest, and WARMEST cars from October to April.
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why?

i cant imagine that sales are high there....LA NY Miami would be an ideal local for this dealer....
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      12-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #17
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Ahem ... if there ever was a showroom, the BMW Welt is it, at 786,000 sq.ft.
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      12-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #18
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I'll have to check it out.. Now I have no clue why the grand opening is on a Sunday
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I'll have to check it out.. Now I have no clue why the grand opening is on a Sunday
That not likely the public "Grand Opening", I would more bet that will be the "soft opening" for owners, investors, BMW individuals, employees, friends and family and top tier clients.
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      12-21-2009, 09:40 PM   #20
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why?

i cant imagine that sales are high there....LA NY Miami would be an ideal local for this dealer....
Beacause it's about 15 degrees there right now. Are you going to go look at a car sitting in a lot somewhere when it's 15 outside, or go look at the same car inside at 70 degrees. Makes no sense for LA or Miami. It's all about the climate
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It not a large as Momentum BMW in Houston....Sorry...

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I might have to visit this place on my pilgrimage to the Wayzata Amoco.
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