Modesto CA will be getting a brand new Mazda dealer this fall
. It is currently being constructed next to Infiniti of Modesto on the southern end of Auto Row. It will be owned by the Central Valley Automotive group, who also sells Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Nissan, Hyundai and Volkswagen. This will be Mazda's return to the area since Modesto (Formerly Stinson-Heath) Mazda folded in 2009 as a victim of the recession.
Meanwhile, directly across the street, construction is well underway for Modesto's first Audi dealership. It will be owned by a dealer network based out of Las Vegas. This will the first Audi dealer in the Central Valley region, as the current closest dealers are in Livermore or Elk Grove.
Personally, I find it interesting that both Mazda and Audi passed on the site formerly belonging to BMW of Modesto, which moved up the street next to Valley Lexus. At any rate, it'll be nice to have a Mazda dealer in my hometown in case I need to get weekend service.... assuming they will be open on Saturdays.