Jerry Gleason Chevrolet opened its new, state-of-the-art, showroom at Desplaines and Roosevelt in 1990. The new Gleason facility boasted 48,000 square feet, allowing 15  
   models on display, while the previous one only held six. In addition, the facility gained more room for stock and a larger service department. The “GM Quick Lube” shop was able to compete with the 20-minute oil change and filter shops. With 70 percent of the business coming from Forest Park and the surrounding area, Gleason’s was sending out fliers locally with offers to save anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 on new cars and trucks.

Jill Wagner 

Frank Pinc, Forest Park Review Archives, Dec. 5, 1990.

Latest model: New Jerry Gleason showroom was open and ready for business.