Plans are underway for actor Mark Wahlberg to land another car dealership in Columbus -- just across the street from Wahlberg's Chevrolet dealership on the West Side.
"We are exploring all options and excited about the possibilities of a business venture with Jay Feldman/Mark Wahlberg group," said Christopher Haydocy, president of Haydocy Buick GMC, a local family-owned and -operated dealership since 1954.
Details are pending, but if the deal goes through, Haydocy told The Columbus Dispatch, "it's just absolutely phenomenal for the West Side."
"This potential venture could help spur increased interest and redevelopment of the Westland Mall property," he said.
Paperwork with the Ohio secretary of state's office has been filed under the name Mark Wahlberg Buick GMC of Columbus for the dealership at 3895 W. Broad St. Haydocy also filed paperwork to establish the company Feldhay LLC.
The deal is still pending a manufacturer's review, Haydocy said.
In July 2018, Wahlberg and business partner, Jay Feldman, bought Bobby Layman Chevrolet, 3900 W. Broad St., Columbus, and renamed it Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet.
It was Wahlberg's first dealership.
Wahlberg visited the dealership, and the Wahlburgers food truck served customers. Similar events could occur with this acquisition, but details are being worked out, Haydocy said.
Haydocy said the partnership would accelerate his plans for a "resort-style" RV park next to the dealership.
"The RV resort will go from the back burner to the front burner!" he wrote in an email.