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Enterprise dealership moves forward for Glenwood Ave.

Posted October 15, 2014

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— A controversial used car dealership run by the sales arm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car to be built at 5800 Glenwood Ave. was issued permits on Sept. 30. The site is the former home of a Ragazzi’s restaurant, which was demolished in January 2013.

When City Council held a public hearing on the project back in April of this year, the dealership was met with fierce resistance from local residents. The neighbors had banded together and hired an attorney, Scott Lasso.

Lasso said there was a concern that Glenwood Avenue would “become the next Capital Boulevard – littered with used car lots.”

Matthew Rhoad, an attorney representing the applicant, described the dealership as a “small boutique; Not one of these large used car lots with the dancing blow-up guy.”

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  • btneast Oct 15, 2014

    What's the difference between a car dealership and a furniture dealership....of which there are many in that area????

  • Barbara Bono Oct 15, 2014
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    There is not enough available land along Glenwood for this to become like Capital Blvd! And this section of Glenwood is hardly "pristine".

  • Bill of Rights Oct 15, 2014

    Glenwood ... such a beautiful, pristine street that will be sullied by this car dealership.

    I think the street started to go downhill around 1990 or so. At this point, it's token resistance at best.

  • makeitright Oct 15, 2014

    Amazing how everyone wants to tell people what they can/can't do on their property. Anyone notice that Glenwood Avenue in that area is predominately commercial?

  • lucybear06 Oct 15, 2014

    Hmm...I can see why the residents aren't pleased.