Business & Real Estate

Maita Subaru moves into new building on Auburn Boulevard

Maita Subaru on Tuesday moved into its new 40,000-square-foot dealership along Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento.

The Sacramento-based Maita Automotive Group announced in May last year its plans to move Maita Subaru from 2400 Auburn Blvd. to a new $5 million facility at 2912 Auburn Blvd., adding to a string of car dealerships it operates along Capital City Freeway.

Tuesday’s move set in motion a process that will first involve Maita Mazda moving from 2410 Auburn Blvd. into the vacated Subaru store at 2400 Auburn Blvd. The latter site is a recently built structure, which opened in 2012.

Doug Marjama, spokesman for the automotive group, said Maita Mazda’s move will be temporary as the company wants to upgrade the Mazda dealership at 2410 Auburn Blvd.

The Maita group has seen a growth spurt in the post-recessionary period.

In November 2011, Maita opened a 90,000-square-foot Toyota/Scion dealership at 2500 Auburn Blvd. In 2012, the group purchased the Carmichael Honda dealership at Greenback Lane and Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. That now operates as Maita Honda.

Maita also oversees a Chevrolet dealership in the Elk Grove Auto Mall.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover