Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones has plans to open a new Kia car dealership in Alpharetta.
The location on 10945 Westside Parkway is expected to open next summer, according to people familiar with the situation. This will be Jones’ first car dealership in the Atlanta area and his third overall. The former All-American wide receiver at the University of Alabama owns a pair of dealerships (Julio Jones Kia and Julio Jones Mazda) in Tuscaloosa, Ala. All three dealerships are managed by Carriage Automotive Group, which is based in Gainesville, Ga.
The vacant land project is currently in the design phase, making it unclear when construction will begin. Atlanta-based construction company PRO Building Systems, which worked on Jones’ previous dealerships, is working on this project, according to planning documents.
Jones, 31, continues to expand his automotive business portfolio with this latest move but has also made a name for himself in local real estate development. The All-Pro, who is represented by superagent Jimmy Sexton, has endorsement deals with Visa Inc., Under Armour Inc. and Vita Coco. He ranks No. 42 on the 2020 NFL Players’ Association’s Top 50 Players Sales List, which tracks sales of licensed NFL player merchandise.