Friday, 09 July 2021 13:17

'Car Guy,' Actor Mark Wahlberg Talks About Opening Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Avon in Ohio

Written by Dave O’Brien, The Chronicle-Telegram


...the restaurant chain Wahlburgers with brothers Donnie and Paul, F45 gyms, the nutrition company Performance Inspired, Aquahydrate water, clothing company Municipal and two production companies: Closest to the Hole for film and TV and Unrealistic Ideas for podcasts and documentary series.


He was the highest-paid actor in the world in 2017---$68 million, Forbes Magazine reported at the time, in a year that saw him star in "All the Money in the World," "Daddy's Home 2" and "Transformers: The Last Knight"---and in 2010 was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


In the early 1990s, he was known as Marky Mark with the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, which had a certified platinum single with the song "Good Vibrations." That also led him to be an underwear model for Calvin Klein, and he has also done advertisements for GNC nutrition and AT&T mobile.


More business opportunities for the duo are in the works in the Cleveland area, Feldman said.


"We like the market, and would like to expand in Cleveland. We'll have things to announce in the near future," he said.


The dealership has more than 10 acres, 38,000 square feet of showroom, service and parts space and 20 service bays.


Despite a suggestion July 7 that the Wahlburgers restaurant franchise---Feldman and Mark Wahlberg are partners in the downtown Cleveland location---might one day appear in a Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership, the "kill two birds with one stone" idea recommended to the pair by a reporter has not yet seen its time.


"Maybe in close proximity, but not when you're in the service department you're also getting a burger," Wahlberg joked.


"I thought when you asked 'kill birds with one stone,' you were going to ask if I was going to be an actor," Feldman replied.


"Jay's not ready for that," Wahlberg said with a laugh. "He's very good at what he does. Shoemakers sell shoes."


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