Lakewood Ford, the new Ford dealership that will open later this year as a replacement for Tacoma’s Mallon Ford, is well under construction at 11503 Pacific Highway SW, a short distance north of the intersection with Bridgeport Way.
With easy access to I-5 and exposure from the freeway, the City of Lakewood site is a major change for the Mallon operation which has been acquired by Graham Tash, general manager of Titus Will Ford/Toyota. Mallon has been located on South Tacoma Way in Tacoma since it opened its doors many years ago.
The new car dealership site is just a short distance from the planned transit center. It previously was a vacant lot littered with old cars and trucks. City officials are hoping the development of the new car dealership will encourage further projects along the I-5 corridor in Lakewood.