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Mini Dealer in Rochester


Dorschel is opening a Mini dealer in Rochester this spring.

http://www.henrietta.org/boards/planningboard/pbfiles/doc_download/1503-sep-13-2011-pb-agenda-a-minutes.html

 



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Looked it up on Google Maps...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3875+west+henrietta+road&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89d14b84e5da14f1:0x73f5b90d8852df01,3875+W+Henrietta+Rd,+Rochester,+NY+14623&gl=us&ei=GJrVTvPZG8jz0gHEssXwAQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q8gEwAA

Should be interesting to see exactly where they will fit it in. It is a rather busy section of West Henrietta Road!

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Hummm. Wonder what they are up to. What I find interesting is the mention of moving the entrance. That area already has two entrances to the same lot.

Mercedes is moving out of their building in the next couple of months. They have not spoken about the plans for it but wonder.....

Wonder if they would be willing to host a meeting with the local MINI owners to discuss their plans?



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Would be interesting, not certain who we would get in contact with however!



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Why on earth did they decide to put a MINI dealership in Rochester AFTER I move to Florida? Jiminy Cricket!

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I have a name after a meeting last night. I'll try to contact them shortly and see how they feel about meeting with the local MINI owners.



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PepperMINI wrote:

Why on earth did they decide to put a MINI dealership in Rochester AFTER I move to Florida? Jiminy Cricket!


To make everyone else feel slightly better now that the winter is coming upon us again while you bask in not having snow?  I wouldn't be upset if I were you, sounds like you've gained more!



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I was in Henrietta this morning and decided to run past the Dorschel location. They already have a sign up announcing the MINI franchise at the building they intend to use.

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cereal wrote:
PepperMINI wrote:

Why on earth did they decide to put a MINI dealership in Rochester AFTER I move to Florida? Jiminy Cricket!


To make everyone else feel slightly better now that the winter is coming upon us again while you bask in not having snow?  I wouldn't be upset if I were you, sounds like you've gained more!


 Point well taken.  But still, it would have been nice, especially after the accident!  We had to drive back to Buffalo 4 times to get it fixed properly.  I will admit that although it's nice to have a MINI dealership in Jax, they're really not all that great at customer service, either.



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I have a meeting tomorrow with one of the managers to talk about the MINI opening and their interface with the club. Let's see what develops.

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Sounds awesome! I'm especially interested since I drive by it to work every day. Would be nice to see more club interaction here in Rochester with the dealer too.

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Awesome Mel! Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

I'm definitely interested in getting more involved in planning & producing events. Even though my garage is like a mini MINI meet every day, it's just not enough. biggrin



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Quick meeting with Dorschel to discuss the new MINI franchise. Here is the summary:

To set expectations properly they don't expect to be open for business until late May or June. There is a lot of construction planned for the building they intend to use. Big plans that seem to include tearing off the current roof and raising it up another story to provide a dramatic open space. They don't seem to have a lot down to dates, just plans and no targeted opening date.

They do seem to be interested in arranging some type of owners event once things get further along. I talked to them about some sort of meet and greet with a bunch of Rochester MINI owners. They liked that idea.

I'll make a reminder to contact them again say April and see if they have a set opening date and are ready to start planning anything.



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Helle Everyone!

My name is Mike Hostutler and I will be one of the Salesmen at the new MINI of Rochester. I started here at Dorschel this week and I will be based out of the used car center until the dealership opens. If you guys have any questions at all feel free to ask.

Just a little bit of news, It looks like we will have a booth at this years Auto Show. I will be there the majority of the time so please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

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Mike, welcome. Good to see someone from the dealership interested in the user group. Keep us up to date on the progress. We would love to be there to see the new facility when it opens.



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Were looking for owners to join us at the Dorschel MINI groundbreaking ceremony. The date is TBD, but it likely will be on a Saturday in February or March. Please let me know if youd like to show off your MINI and join the fun. All are welcome! Im Jeff, and you can reach me at jhalik@robertscomm.com



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I see the old building is getting some work done on it already. Set a date so the planning can start. I'm sure lots of MINIs will show up.



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If I still have my car, I'll be there!

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Thanks for the encouragement and early interest! We definitely want to do the event at Dorschel as soon as we can. We should have a firm date this week and I'll post it here.



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Should be interesting, I'll be there.

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I would almost certainly participate date pending.

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We are planning to make the media announcement about MINI of Rochester this Thursday, Feb. 23. We aren't holding an on-site news conference, but throughout the day, reporters may want reactions from MINI owners. Mel has agreed to help if the timing works out, and if others are flexible during the day and available to talk to a TV reporter next to your MINI, please let me know at jhalik@robertscomm.com. Hope to hear from you!

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Damn, too bad it's been delayed. stopped and got the car washed this morning so it would look good for the pictures.

It'll be back to sloppy if it snows like forecast.doh.gif



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At this year's Rochester International Auto Show MINI of Rochester will be signing people up for a chance to win a FREE 2 YEAR LEASE, of a MINI. The drawing will happen at our grand opening in June. We will also be signing peopel up for a chance to win a weekend test drive of a MINI, which is great if you are planning a trip, you can put the miles on one of our cars instead of your own.

The Auto Show hours are the following

2012 Auto Show Schedule:
Thursday, March 1st - 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, March 2nd - 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 3rd - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, March 4th - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

I will be there the entire time the show is open, so please feel free to stop in a visit me at the MINI booth and register to win!

Feel free to message me with questions ~ Mike

 



 



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Just some picture updates on the construction. Things are starting to move along nicely. 2/28/12 One of Two2/28/12 Two of Two2/21/12 One of One



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The top two pictures were taken on 2/28/12, the bottom was taken on 2/21/12

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Can you throw up the artists rendering of the new facility?



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Here are artist's renderings of the exterior and interior of MINI of Rochester--scheduled to open on or about June 1.



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Looks good.



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Here is some picture updates on construction that I took on 3/7/12

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You can see where they are digging for the foundation of the new parts of the building and where they are pushing out the walls to expand the shop area.



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