Former ABC Carpet & Home to become haven for car collectors

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Staff report

Construction is underway to turn the former ABC Carpet & Home store on Congress Avenue into a storage and maintenance club for car collectors.

The Collier Family is turning the warehouse into a showroom and car storage facility that will be able to house over 300 cars in a secure, climate controlled environment.

The Collier Car Club is scheduled to open in Spring 2020.

The concept is member based with different levels of membership, including a level for folks aspiring to one day own a car that could be stored at the facility.

Located at 777 South Congress Ave., the facility will feature a showroom where members can host events with their car, a lab area where owners can work on their vehicles and of course the storage area for the vehicles.

If car owners wanted to work on their car, the club can provide mechanics on site to assist. The membership also allows members access to the research library at the Revs Institute in Naples. The museum houses all types of manuals on all types of cars.

With construction of the club underway, the building’s iconic New York City mural visible from I-95 will disappear.

The renderings for the completed club indicate a modern design for the space.