Marshfield: Car dealer to take over Settles Glass property

A new car dealership will be taking over the old, dilapidated Settles Glass building and property on Route 139 in Marshfield soon.

The Marshfield Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Monday night, to grant Quirk Automotive a class 1 license to build a new Dodge Chrysler Jeep dealership, at the old Settles Glass site on Route 139.

Dealership owner Dan Quirk addressed the selectmen and said, “The proposal is to have a full service dealership, so we can service the people that we’ve done business with and also the new customers that live in the area. We plan to employee approximately 30 to 40 people; many of them maybe could be Marshfield residents”.

Quirk’s Attorney Steven Guard said Quirk is also committed to being an active participant in the community.

“Mr. Quirk believes that his dealerships should be part of the community. They’re locally managed and locally run. He strongly supports the communities within which his dealerships are located in philanthropic ways and fully expects to do the same here in Marshfield”.

The dealership will first renovate and use the Settles Glass building, while construction begins on a new building behind the old one. After that the old building will be torn down.

Quirk said he hopes to have the business up and running by the fall of next year.

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John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.