Site development work has begun on the future home of Giant Recreation World at Florida’s Destination Daytona.

The Daytona Beach New Journal reported that the recreational vehicle dealership is expected to relocate into a new 24,000-square-foot complex early next year, according to Tim Karr, general manager.

The new facility will include a showroom, service center, offices and storage space, and is being built at a cost of more than $6 million, including the purchase of the 71/2-acre site by the family that owns Giant Recreation World, Karr said.

According to Volusia County property records, the McNamara family, doing business as Recreation World Inc., paid $1.25 million to acquire the site from the Rossmeyer family, owners of Destination Daytona, which encompasses 150 acres on the west side of Interstate 95, north of U.S. 1.

The future site for Giant Recreation World is 50% larger than the dealership’s current 5-acre facility at 1385 N. U.S. Highway 1, a mile-and-a-half east of Destination Daytona.

Karr said the new facility is being built to accommodate today’s RVs, which on average are bigger than in the early 1990s when the current 10,000-square-foot Giant Recreation World complex was opened.

“It’s very cramped here,” Karr said of the current site. “We’ll have additional display space as well as more room in our service area.”

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