View Full Version : 35-year Harley-Davidson motorcycle business closes in Atascadero

01-01-2016, 04:25 PM
58A longtime dealer of Harley-Davidson (http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home.html) motorcycles and apparel closed the doors of its 27,000-square-foot Atascadero building in the 7900 block of San Luis Avenue (https://www.google.com/maps/place/7935+San+Luis+Ave,+Atascadero,+CA+93422/@35.4777379,-120.6598251,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x80ece9d1d247c9 d3:0x4d193371af169f36) on Sunday after 35 years in business.

Gary Bang Harley-Davidson (http://www.garybangharley.com/) Manager Kristy Bang-Popowich said Thursday the local market was simply not large enough to support the business.

At its peak, Bang-Popowich said, the store sold about 125 motorcycles a year but sales had dropped to about 50 in recent years. She said Harley-Davidson has slowly raised the number of outlets authorized to sell its motorcycles and cost the shop much of its business from outside the county. A Harley-Davidson push toward online sales then undercut their apparel sales, she said.

“It’s just not a big enough area for our size and we really needed to have that floor traffic,” she said.

Full article here: 35-year Harley-Davidson motorcycle business closes in Atascadero | The Tribune (http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/business/article52583870.html)

02-07-2016, 04:18 PM
That's terrible news.. he has been there for a long time. I haven't been there but I have heard stories..