Bartons Nissan to move from Cleveland to Capalaba in a $9 million upgrade

BIG INVESTMENT: Mark Beitz, Bartons managing director, said Bartons was investing in business growth in Capalaba.
BIG INVESTMENT: Mark Beitz, Bartons managing director, said Bartons was investing in business growth in Capalaba.

BARTONS has continued to expand its growing Capalaba empirewith Nissan set to relocate from Cleveland on July 1.

The move comes as part of a $9 million upgrade of Bartons' facilities, which has also seen the demolition and rebuild of its Holden dealership on Redland Bay Road.

From July 1, Bartons Nissan will trade from the block at 108-112 Redland Bay Road, currently occupied by used car dealership Stubberfield Motors.

The Stubberfield family - who have operated their business from its Capalaba site for 30 years - sold after deciding to retire.

It brings the number of Bartons dealerships on Redland Bay Road to five.

Bartons managing director Mark Beitz said the business had been investing heavily in the Redlands and saw Capalaba as its primary retail hub.

"We see the area growing (and) there's a lot more potential in the bottom end of the Redlands in terms of residential growth," he said.

"With the addition of Hyundai and Nissan to the business here, our employment numbers here have doubled (to about) 150 people."

Mr Beitz said auto dealerships continued to relocate from areas like Cleveland to Capalaba, which was quickly becoming a hub for car buyers

Bartons Nissan's move will occur on the same day as Redlands Mazda begins trading from its new Capalaba site.

RELOCATION: An artists impression of the new Nissan and Subaru building at Capalaba.

RELOCATION: An artists impression of the new Nissan and Subaru building at Capalaba.

Mr Beitz said Bartons now heldabout 40 per cent of the new car market in the area.

The rebuild of the Holden and Hyundai facility is expected to finish at the end of September.

The building that currently houses Bartons Subaru will then be refitted for Nissan and Subaru, and the former Stubberfield site will become a used car dealership.