When Fiesta Linton brought her car in for an oil change at the Price LeBlanc Toyota dealership earlier this month, she had more than a dog-eared magazine to help her pass the time.
Linton was able to sip on a kiwi-strawberry smoothie and snack on a chicken-wrap sandwich at a Tropical Smoothie CafÃ© inside the dealership, while she watched a big-screen TV.
“Itâ€™s cool,” Linton said of the cafÃ© setting.
“Plus, I hadnâ€™t eaten today and this was great,” she said of the snack.
The huge new, approximately 127,000-square-foot Price LeBlanc dealership at 13200 Airline Highway opened in May, and the Tropical Smoothie Cafe,â€™ built into a front corner of the dealership, opened this month.
There are other amenities at the dealership, as well.
In addition to the cafÃ©, customers can choose from three waiting areas â€” a TV room; a room where children can play; and a “quiet” room with outlets for laptops.