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Another new luxury car mega dealership celebrates its Energy Corridor groundbreaking

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Randy Baxter, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Steve McNamara at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Randy Baxter, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Steve McNamara. Photo courtesy of Amber Magic Studios
Taft McWhorter at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Taft McWhorter. Photo courtesy of Amber Magic Studios
Lou Gregory and Linda Lorelle at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Lou Gregory and Linda Lorelle. Photo courtesy of Amber Magic Studios
Constance McDerby, left, and Jeannie Bollinger at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Constance McDerby, left, and Jeannie Bollinger. Photo courtesy of Amber Magic Studios
Nikki Hart, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Beth Cassidy-Garcia at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Nikki Hart, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Beth Cassidy-Garcia. Photo courtesy of Amber Magic Studios
Randy Baxter, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Steve McNamara at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Taft McWhorter at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Lou Gregory and Linda Lorelle at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Constance McDerby, left, and Jeannie Bollinger at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014
Nikki Hart, from left, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Beth Cassidy-Garcia at the BMW West groundbreaking party April 2014

What: BMW West groundbreaking bash in West Houston's energy corridor.

Where: 20802 Katy Freeway.

The 411: More than 150 movers and shakers turned out to view the shovels turned on the new 95,000 square foot state-of-the-art BMW dealership, designed by the same firm, Goree Architects, that designed the stellar 170,000 square foot Audi Central Houston headquarters that opened earlier this year. The slick new BMWs are planned to be on view in the new digs in the first quarter of 2015. Sonic Automotive is parent company of both dealerships.

The party took place beneath an elegant tent where breakfast treats and Pura Java coffee were served. Artist Taft McWhorter created an on-the-scene artwork while Linda Lorelle emceed and led the champagne toast. The event featured a Hawaiian-style blessing in which BMW West general manager Maria Moncada-Alaoui and inMotion Marketing president Nikki Hart were presented with Hawaiian orchid leis for good luck and success.

Who: Fred Goree, Rick Doyle, Steve Weir, Steve Prather, Scott Christianson, Richard Zientek, Laura Ward, Travis Johson and Moran Norris.

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