Dublin Kia, located at the end of John Monego Court in Dublin, has been open for business for about six weeks but celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 21 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new dealership created 50 new jobs for Dublin.
Congressman Eric Swalwell spoke at the ceremony and said that he learned early on that it is a "precious commodity for a city to have a car dealership."
"It takes ten thousand cups of coffee to equal one car sale," he said.
Swalwell presented a flag and congressional certificate to Inder Dosanjh, the dealership owner.
Mayor Tim Sbranti said Dublin is very fortunate to have so many dealerships.
"If you want a car, come to Dublin," said Sbranti.
Dosanjh, who started out working in an auto shop, owns the dealership with his wife, Valvinder Dosanjh.