Mark Wahlberg, perhaps a 21st-century renaissance man, will open his first car dealership this year: Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet.
The actor, restauranteur, model, and singer announced on Thursday the Chevrolet dealership will be situated in Columbus, Ohio, where Bobby Layman Chevrolet once called home. Wahlberg will partner with Chevy dealer Jay Feldman to open the dealership; the two are current business partners via the Wahlburgers restaurants.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” said Wahlberg. “I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.”
Feldman owns eight other dealerships across southeast and mid-Michigan, and the two began their search for a new dealer last year. Following the Columbus dealer, Wahlberg and Feldman plan for more locations in the future.