Originally featured on ntxe-news.com on October 9, 2018
Park Place Dealerships celebrated the opening of it’s 18th dealership with a grand opening celebration of the new Porsche Grapevine store at 1280 Texan Trail off Highway 114.
More than 700 guests had the run of the two-story, 68,000-square-foot dealership, including the spacious 28 bay Service Garage. Special guests included Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate; Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer and COO Joe Lawrence; Director of Transplant Services at Baylor University Medical Center Dr. Goran Klintmalm; and owner of the Gas Monkey Garage and star of The Discovery Channel’s “Fast & Loud” TV show Richard Rawlings.
Guests savored tastings from some of Southlake Town Square’s finest restaurants including Brio Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, TruFire Kitchen & Bar, and Truluck’s.
Southlake Town Square merchants provided a look at fall fashions from J. Crew, Allen Edmonds, Michael Kors, Malouf’s and J. McLaughlin.
Park Place Dealerships founder Ken Schnitzer led guests in a toast with Louis Roederer Champagne as the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne SUV was unveiled. Guests also enjoyed craft cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin, proprietary wines from the Vineyard at Florence, and the Glenfiddich Scotch and Cigar bar.
Thanks to the Porsche Club of America, Maverick Region, guests delighted in a special Heritage Display of Porsche vehicles throughout the decades.
Porsche recently celebrated 70 years as an iconic brand. Currently, the U.S. is the largest single market for Porsche, with American buyers accounting for 28 percent of 911 purchases worldwide.
Looking forward, the all-electric Porsche Mission E will change the way we imagine electric vehicles with a 600 horsepower engine, a pulse pounding acceleration of 0 – 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, a battery range of more than 300 miles with a charging time of only 15 minutes for approximately 80% capacity.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,000 people and operates 18 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.