Fort Rucker Lemon Lot gets sweet deal
Vehicles line the edge of the former Lemon Lot on the corners of Andrews Avenue and Dean Street last spring. The Lemon Lot, which recently moved behind Bldg. 6035, is a post service to assist individuals in buying and selling cars, trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, trailers, RVs and boats.

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and residents looking for sweet deals on used vehicles from the local Lemon Lot now have to look to a little further down Andrews Avenue.

The Lemon Lot is now located behind Bldg. 6035. While smaller than the previous lot, it offers several amenities the previous placement did not, according to Joan Varner, Arts and Crafts Center Manager.

"This space is paved and very well lit," Varner said. "It also has a two-gate system that allows people to pull in and leave without blocking each other."

The new lot features 126 spots for cars, 24 for motorcycles and 30 for oversized vehicles like RVs and boats. The new location also seems to be affecting sales revenue, she said.

"Every time I go by now it's just about full with people looking at cars," Varner said. "It's always packed, which is really good for us."

The new site also features an illuminated marquee in front of the lot which people wishing to sell their vehicles can use to advertise what they have for sale, she added. For an additional $5 per week, sellers can have their vehicle featured on the sign.

Monthly Lemon Lot rental prices are $20 for cars and $30 for larger vehicles. Sellers can also choose to use the Lemon Lot's online service for $15 at <a href="http://www.ftruckermwr.com" target="_blank">www.ftruckermwr.com</a>.

Flight school student, 1st Lt. Jay Brainard, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, recently took advantage of the lot's pricing and new location by placing his 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 for sale there.

"I chose the Lemon Lot because I believe it has the most traffic and is an economical way to advertise a car for sale in the area," he said. "Most reasonably priced cars in the Lemon Lot sell in the first few weeks, so I hope to sell my car within the first two weeks."

Brainard's limited parking situation at his apartment also influenced his decision to move the vehicle to a more suitable location. Letting people view the car at the lot on their own time was also more convenient than setting up individual appointments, he said.

To register a vehicle, visit the Arts and Crafts Center at 9205 Fifth Ave. and bring proof of ownership and photo identification. For more information, call 255-9020.

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