Racine Toyota started building its $5.5 million facility at 13350 Kilbourn Drive, which started off with a groundbreaking ceremony this week, according to the Village of Mount Pleasant Facebook page.

The business is currently located at 6801 Washington Avenue.

In January 2014, Gentile Auto was sold to Jim Bozich of Bull Valley, IL, and Mark Geiger of Madison. The sale included the buildings, full car inventory of new and used automobiles, buildings and customers of the dealerships in Mount Pleasant at both 6801 and 9501-03 Washington Avenue, according to a story by the Journal Times.

Racine Toyota is expected to take up 32,000 square feet on eight acres at its new site.

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