Trinidad auto dealership bumped in place of rec pot shop

TRINIDAD– Phil Long Toyota, a long-standing auto dealership at 3109 Toupal Drive, will lose its lease and have to relocate, after the landlord decided to open a marijuana business there instead. Jay Cimino, head of the Phil Long Family of Dealerships, will temporarily relocate the dealership to the old Valcom Motorsports on Colorado 350, while work is done on a permanant new home in downtown Trinidad between North Commercial and Chestnut Streets. According to Cimino, the new facility (which has yet to be approved by Toyota Corporation) will have a two-story, 18,598 square foot space, and five more full time employees will be hired, bringing the employee number up to 28.