Adventure Subaru moves to new location on June 23

Soon-to-be home of Adventure Subaru, located at 2269 N. Henbest Dr., just off exit 65 on I-540 and Porter Road in Fayetteville.

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After several years on College Avenue, Adventure Subaru will be moving to larger facility at 2269 N. Henbest Dr., just off I-540 this week.

According to a news release, the new location will allow for a larger inventory of both new and used vehicles, as well as an expanded service area, and other customer amenities including added waiting areas for customer convenience, a dedicated children’s area, a customer cafe, and free wi-fi inside the building.

“As our sales and service grew, it became obvious that we were outgrowing our current facility on North College Avenue,” said co-owner Dennis Nelms in a statement posted on the company’s website.

Founder Don Nelms, who has operated car dealerships in Northwest Arkasans since the 1970s, said at a groundbreaking ceremony held in November that it was important to him to keep Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville.

“My relationship with this city goes back over 40 years,” he said. “I used to tell people ‘I’m a former Texan.’ Now, I’m definitely an Arkansan…and a Fayettevillian.”

The dealership will be closed on Friday, June 22 to allow for the move, and the plan is to officially be open at the new location on Saturday, June 23.