If you’ve driven towards Lakeway on RR 620 lately and stopped at the light at Kollmeyer Drive, you may have noticed a huge structure taking shape beyond the hillside on your right. Is it a shopping mall? A museum? Nope, that’s the new Lexus of Lakeway dealership.
This 80,000-square-foot facility, which is sitting on about 39 acres, is slated to open in July 2015. While it has the capacity to house about 600 cars, it will typically have 300 cars on-site for the first few years. Two hundred of the 300 vehicles will be new cars representing all nine Lexus models with all color options. Fifty to 100 cars will be used for customer service, so customers can drive one while their car is being serviced.
I had the opportunity to speak with Steven Walker, General Manager at Lexus of Austin about the new dealership. As a Lakeway resident myself since 2007, I’ve seen the project unfold and I’ve certainly heard the dealership debates over the years. But instead of revisiting the history, I was eager to hear Steven’s perspective about the future.
Why does Lexus want to be in Lakeway?
What are you really doing to customize your facility to suit the Lake Travis area?
And let’s be honest, why should we want you here?