Originally Published: May 8, 2011 10 p.m.
Ted Lamb has new plans for his shuttered dealership on Gail Gardner Road.
The owner of Lamb Chevrolet, Cadillac and Nissan, said he's turning it into RV storage space.
Construction began this past week and Lamb said the plan is to come online with about 150 spaces around June 1.
"My anticipation is that we will attract quite a few of the people that are now storing their RVs in Chino Valley or Paulden or Dewey, to store them a little closer to their home," he said. "I mean there is no paved RV storage to my knowledge of any consequence in Prescott. It's filling a void."
RV owners will get a secure place to park, clean and wash their vehicles, according to Lamb, who said he intends to add covered spaces within the first 180 days.
Lamb said he is still setting his prices.
Affinity RV does not offer storage and Galpin Ford & RV offers it in outside Prescott.
Lamb said he first opened the dealership at 828 Gail Gardner Way in November 1966, where he sold Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Nissan and Subaru.
He eventually took the bulk of his dealership to his Prescott Lakes Parkway lot and kept Subaru as a stand-alone franchise at Gail Gardner Way.
But Lamb chose to terminate his Subaru lease in spring 2008 after determining that it wouldn't work as a stand-alone franchise.
Tim's Toyota then bought the franchise about a month after that.