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The multimillion-dollar reconstruction of Larry H. Miller Dealerships’ three downtown Spokane stores reaches another milestone this month with the July 13 grand opening celebration at the 44,845-square-foot Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota Spokane (LHM Downtown Toyota).

The Toyota dealership, which sits on two acres, is nearly 10,000 square feet larger after swapping locations with the group’s Honda store. The new building features an impressive showroom, including a colorful mural detailing Spokane’s history; a spacious customer lounge with Wi-Fi, a café bar and a children’s play area; energy-efficient heating/cooling systems; and the most advanced service drive in the industry.

“The dealership is beautifully designed and will allow us to better serve our customers. We’re thrilled to offer free parking, which can be difficult to find in a downtown space; two large service lanes; and a new car wash. We’ve also invested in a TMX team, which provides two technicians for every car serviced, allowing us to offer a more efficient, more thorough customer experience,” said Scott Brewer, general manager, Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota. “Additional space allows us to carry a larger vehicle inventory, and we’ve greatly increased our selection of cars, trucks and SUV’s to meet our customer’s needs and preferences.”

Grand Opening Details

The dealership will host two grand opening events on Thursday, July 13, beginning with an afternoon celebration from noon – 2 p.m. The event will feature an open house where customers may tour the facility and enjoy entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Spokane Mayor David A. Condon and members of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies will be in attendance, and representatives from Toyota Motor Sales will present a ceremonial Katana sword, a long-standing Toyota tradition. The afternoon will conclude with an official ribbon cutting outside the dealership.

As evening sets in, guests are invited back to the dealership from 5 – 9 p.m. for a 1940s-themed event to celebrate the history of Spokane’s auto row. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, a selection of local businesses and nonprofits will showcase their goods, and the Kathleen Cavender Jazz Trio will entertain.

Both events are open to the public with members of the community invited to join the celebration.