Step One Automotive Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Buick GMC Cadillac Fort Walton Beach

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (September 20, 2018)– On Thursday, September 27, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Step One Automotive Group will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location, Buick GMC Cadillac Fort Walton Beach, located at 329 Miracle Strip Pkwy.

The event marks the official formal opening of the recently acquired car dealership, previously named Sam Taylor Buick GMC Cadillac, which was purchased from the Hudson family in May 2018. The new dealership brings 60 new jobs to the market and adds to the 200 plus families that Step One Automotive Group already employs.

“The celebration is an opportunity for us to officially welcome the General Motors brands to the Step One Automotive Group family,” said Step One Automotive Group managing director, Fernando Arellano.

During the grand opening celebration, guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Signature Catering of 30A along with sushi rolled on-site by Harbor Docks’ award-winning sushi chef, Yoshi Eddings. Guests will be welcomed with complimentary valet, a glass of champagne, multiple photo opportunities, and performances by Sinfonia Gulf Coast musicians as they enter the Buick GMC Cadillac dealership. Those attending will have the opportunity to win a grand prize giveaway valued at over $3,000 featuring a two-night stay at The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa, complimentary dining and spa services, a free rental of a brand-new Cadillac, and more. Proceeds from the giveaway will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida Ballet, two community beneficiaries Step One Automotive Group has partnered with for the event.

“We look forward to celebrating with our employees, customers, families, neighbors and friends,” Arellano said. “We are excited to be part of this wonderful community and invite the public to join us for the official kick-off event.”

This event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP online at