New Owner for ANRO Site is Now Official

Plans are now moving ahead for new business to go in on the site on Lancaster Avenue in Devon.

Easttown Township officials are confirming that a new car dealership will be coming to Lancaster Avenue on the site that was formerly home to ANRO Printing.

Y.B.H. Audi has purchased the site and plans to move its Audi dealership from West Chester Pike/Route 3 in Edgemont to the property in Devon.  Easttown Township Supervisor Marc Heppe told members of the Berwyn Devon Business Association on Monday Night that Y.B.H. plans to raze the main building on the property to make way for the dealership.  Heppe told the association members that the auto dealer plans to keep the currently empty bank building on the west end of the property and lease it out to another bank.

Heppe says Y.B.H. will still need to get final approval for development plans, including improvements for storm water management on the site.

Easttown Township Manager Mike Brown told TE Patch the dealership's plans will next come up for a formal review at the township level in November.

Heppe told the business association members that while another new car dealership next to Euro Motorcar may not have been his personal first choice for the site, it does fit in with zoning and the businesses that are already on that section of Lancaster Avenue.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

Edward N Flail, Jr September 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
This will be great for the local economy and shows the strength of the Main Line. They'll build a nice new building and create business for other local firms. It may not be as "quiet" as another office building would be, but we have enough office space, and an auto dealership is not all that intensive a use. Let's not forget, Lancaster Pike is our main business corridor, so why would anyone oppose a strong, healthy business on that site?
Jim L September 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I think it's fine. This has now become "new car dealer's row" so why not? It will be an upscale dealership with a gorgeous, modern facility.
Devon Resident September 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Another car dealership and another bank.....not very exciting. Good for the township, though, to have the business there.
Eva Pastor September 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Just what we need ... another car dealer! I suppose it could be worse.
Susanne Martin September 20, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Oh great, another car dealer, just what Devon/Berwyn needs. What about groceries?
Judy September 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM
You know what we think because this question has already been asked... NO, NO, NO to one more car dealership (especially one who wants to raze the building to put up another building).
Christine Johnson September 21, 2012 at 02:22 PM
It's a shame they have to knock the building down. I know it's not achitecturally significant, but it's not unpleasant to look at and the landscaping has always been well-maintained. I hope the dealership won't build one of those tacky red and silver metallic-faced Nissan? type buildings.
Why The Face September 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
The neighborhood opposition to a grocery store put an end to any kind of walk-in retail option for that space. Why not another car dealership?
Bob Byrne (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I'm really just curious when I ask this: With the Acme and Whole Foods so close by, what kind of grocery store would folks like to see in Devon...another "regular" grocery store or something a "little" more specialized like a Trader Joe's?
William Keyser September 22, 2012 at 03:13 AM
TJ's would have been my first choice or something more creative than another car dealer but it makes sense and we are probably stuck with it.
Andrea Zomber April 09, 2013 at 02:02 PM
not cool... no more dealerships!


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