Soon, a car dealership will hold its grand opening on Rand Road while another down the street closes its doors. Jidd Motors, specializing in used luxury cars, both domestic and import, was founded in Brookfield in 2010 and is in the process of opening, while Napleton Chrysler Jeep Dodge plans to move out.
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Built in 1969 for Doyno Motors Des Plaines Volkswagen, the starkly modern and glassy International Style building exemplified the hip new import, priced at only $2339. In 1973, they added Mazda to the lineup, and in 1980, Peugeots began to be sold as well. In 1985, the dealership changed their name to World Cars, LTD with Des Plaines Volkswagen, Des Plaines Mazda, and Des Plaines Peugeot as subsidiaries. The dealership closed in 1992.
It then sat vacant for several years, nearly becoming a church before being turned into a car repair facility. In 2003 it again became a dealership, Gateway Kia, then turned into Midway Kia in 2007, closing in 2009.
After several idle years, Jidd Motors opening has greatly improved the appearance of the dealership, and looks forward to serving the Des Plaines community.