We’ve all watched it being built, and now its officially open for business. The Mercedes Benz dealership in North Vancouver is no stranger to the luxury lifestyle – so what better way to celebrate than with a gala re-opening to showcase the new 13,000 square foot showroom expansion and the debut of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan. The new $6 million renovation of glass and glam gives the Marine Drive dealership new life as they head into their 25th year at this location – now that’s style.
01 – VIP guests Bruce Anyon, left, and Blair Henderson raise a glass to a class opening night at the new dealership.
02 – Marilyn Dilligente-Smith, left, of Marilyn’s in Caulfeild, helped supply the fashions for the models this night. She attends the event with Caroline Cave, husband Dr. Wayne Smith and friend Nancy Birk-Telfer.
03 – Mercedes VP of National Sales, Hannu Ylanko, left, joins AllWest Insurance’s Devina Zalesky, Mercedes Benz Canada’s Marcus Breitschwerdt and Daniel Falcon for the big celebration.
04 – Enjoying live music and socializing are West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce president Gary Mussatto and wife Misti, who both also own the Toy Jungle in Park Royal.
05 – Kelly Lohn, left, Peter Kirk-Owen and Stephen Bradner, of Bradner Homes, check out the new luxury cars.
06 – California Cult Classics wine man Frank Gigliotti takes a turn sitting in the driver’s seat of the swanky black Mercedes McLaren 772s valued at over $250,000.
07 – Ledcor VP Ron Nalewajek and wife Filomena Nalewajek, CEO of Canuck Place, both live in West Vancouver and are always generous with their time and sponsorship.
– Catherine Barr, Ocober 8, 2009
Published in print in the North Shore Outlook newspaper on October 15, 2009