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You’d be surprised what the Glens Falls area might have in store for you. Here on Buying Local Glens Falls, we’ll be interviewing a new guest every episode! Who will that guest be? All we’ll say here is it will be a local – to learn more, you’ll have to tune in and find out for yourself!

Episode 19

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Chris Mast, owner and operator of The Car Shoppe – two locations in Queensbury, and now, a brand new one in Malta! Where did he come from? How has he had such success? How do new mandates affect his business? To find out, listen to this episode!

00:21 – Introduction

01:12 – A New Location: Hello, Malta!

01:56 – Started in Long Island… Now We’re Here!

03:09 – Why Cars? “I’ve Always Done Cars”

04:35 – The Shoppe is Community-Driven… Pun Intended!

05:46 – Vehicle Vending Machines… A Mistake?

07:05 – Inventory Shortages are Better… But are Going to Get Worse!

09:57 – Trucks MUST be Bought From a Dealer: Franchise Laws

12:13 – Mandates, Mandates, Mandates!

15:15 – From 3 Cars to 3 Shops: All Thanks to Good People!

18:53 – Growing Pains: Balancing the Old with the New

20:42 – Where Does it End?.. Who Knows!

21:51 – Passing the Business On… Has Gotten Harder!

23:40 – Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, SaratogaBride.com LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, Spa City Digital, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Michael Nelson

  • Guest

    Dan Breeyear

  • Runtime

    24 min, 43 sec

  • Air Date

    May 1st, 2023