CarLotz had a Texas-sized celebration to commemorate its journey into the Lone Star State.
On Jan. 19, the used-vehicle consignment and remarketing business held a grand opening celebration for its 22,000-square-foot store in San Antonio. The celebration marked the company’s move into Texas, and the new location has the capacity to house 350 vehicles.
The company says the store, which is the company's eighth location, is situated “on a premier stretch of one of San Antonio’s most active new- and used-car corridors.”
The new location, at 15447 West Interstate 10, continues the company's expansion from 2018, which included new sites in Florida and Illinois.
CarLotz launched in 2011 in Virginia and expanded to the Old Dominion area of the state as well as North Carolina before expanding further this year.
As of last November, this Texas location employed 10 people, but the company plans to grow that number to 30.
The grand opening was the scene of activities and games such as corn-hole, balloon animal making and face-painting, in addition to a food truck and a live performance from the Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson Marching Band and UTSA Pom Squad dance group. Guests received door prizes and experienced facility tours.
Joseph Cavazos is the San Antonio store manager.
John Foley, CarLotz director of sales and operations, said in November that the company's business model was "ideally suited for customers in Texas."