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SPRINGFIELD -- The groundbreaking for Robert's Automotive new location at 4440 Wabash Ave. is one of four scheduled this week.
The Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce says, its a sign of an ever-improving business climate in the capitol city.
Robert's Automotive owner Bob Wilbern says business has been great, even in a down economy.
"Where our present location is, we are just absolutely slammed in business. We just have no more room to operate there," said Wilbern.
Originally, he had plans to move his South Sixth Street location to MacArthur, but residents there just didn't want that. He and his three sons/business partners began scouting new locations, and expect great things on Wabash.