Conklin Fangman Kansas City, a Cadillac Buick GMC Dealership in Kansas City, Reopens in Downtown

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Conklin Fangman of Kansas City Kansas re-opens for business on November 1, 2010

After closing its doors in June 2009, Conklin Fangman Kansas City, a General Motors dealer in Kansas City, Missouri, will reopen at the same location on Monday, November 1, 2010. The dealership features Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles along with a large inventory of used cars, trucks and SUVs. The dealership can be found online at:

With the reopening, General Motors gave Conklin Fangman a special allocation of their most popular and harder-to-find vehicles: Cadillac SRX and Cadillac CTS models, GMC Terrains, and GMC 1500 and 2500 trucks. Plus the dealership received additional Cadillac Escalades, Buick LaCrosses, Buick Enclaves, and GMC Acadias.

During the reorganization of General Motors, GM closed stores that were not located on the beltways in metro markets. Conklin Fangman appealed the decision based on the tremendous amount of revitalization and development work being done in the area known as the Main Street Corridor Project. "GM now views our store as an important part of their footprint for Kansas City," said Scott Conklin, co-president of Conklin Fangman."Our dealership was sales and service-effective because of our central location. The Main Street location is convenient for so many customers. With billions of dollars invested in the Main-Cor revitalization (downtown to the Country Club Plaza), 3200 Main is a valuable location for Cadillac Buick GMC, not typical in most metro markets." Conklin credits projects such as the new Federal Reserve building, the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center, the WWI Liberty Memorial, Costco, Home Depot and the Nelson-Atkins Museum for creating jobs and drawing people into the area. And, with the reopening, Conklin Fangman is also creating jobs.

The closure of the dealership meant Conklin Fangman had to let go their 80-person staff. Now, with the reopening, they have started rehiring their management, sales and service department staff. And they will add positions as business continues to ramp up over the next several months. Conklin stated, "This is great news because we've been able to bring a lot of the sales and service team back. Our sales and service teams are fully GM certified so they not only know the vehicles, they know the customers as well. And adding more jobs in downtown Kansas City is a good thing for the community."

The Service Center reopens on Wednesday, October 27 and is currently taking appointments at 816-398-8259. As the only New Car dealership in the downtown area, reopening the Service Center will add a convenient option for people who work in the downtown area. Conklin Fangman services GM vehicles, other domestic vehicles and import vehicles. In addition to offering comprehensive mechanical and body work, they also provide:

  • A free car wash with every service
  • A free shuttle to and from the customer's workplace

Conklin Fangman provides the shuttle to their customers so repair work can be done during the workday without inconvenience.

Conklin remarked, "We're excited to see our previous customers and look forward to winning new ones. We are thrilled to be back and look at it as a tremendous opportunity for the people who work with us and the whole community."

About Conklin Cars
Scott Conklin is the co-president of Conklin Fangman Kansas City, with locations in Kansas City, Missouri as well as Hutchinson, Newton and Salina, Kansas. The reopening Conklin Fangman location is at 3200 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. As a Kansas City GM Dealer, Conklin Fangman has a large selection of Cadillacs, Buicks and GMCs. They can be found online at:

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