Mark Wahlberg, business partner buy Chevrolet dealer in Columbus
Actor Mark Wahlberg has purchased his first car dealership, and it's in west Columbus.
Wahlberg purchased the dealership with his business partner, Jay Feldman. Feldman owns eight dealerships throughout southeast and mid-Michigan.
The dealership, formerly known as Bobby Layman Chevrolet, will now be known as Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet and is located at 3900 West Broad Street.
According to a press release, Feldman and Wahlberg have been friends for several years and recently became partners in a Wahlburgers restaurant located in Cleveland.
The pair said in a press release that they have been searching for their first dealership since early 2017.
"I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about," said Wahlberg. "I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved."
The pair says they plan to open additional dealerships together in the future.
"The Wahlberg brand is all about Americana," said Feldman. "Joining forces to sell and service Chevrolets with the magnetic draw of the Mark Wahlberg name allows us to do something special for the state of Ohio and the greater Columbus area."
The dealership is currently hiring for several positions, including sales and service. For more information, visit their website here.