Two N.J. Harley-Davidson Dealerships Close Abruptly

During the first quarter of 2010, six Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealerships closed their doors—and two more have just been added to the tally this second quarter.

According to a report on pressofAtlanticCity.com, two of the fabled marquee’s dealerships in New Jersey, Millville Harley-Davidson and the Harley-Davidson Shop of Wildwood, never opened Monday morning as customers arrived throughout the day to pick up goods.

Web sites for both dealerships are still operational and give no indication the dealerships are closed. TheDailyJournal.com reports that the owner of both stores, Sam Macrine, will announce their fate Thursday.

“It’s not worth keeping it open — it’s bad. People aren’t spending money. The overhead kills you,” Macrine told The Daily Jounal. “I’m 61. It’s time to retire.”

Several customers showed up at the store Monday ready to pick up goods promised to be available, from repaired bikes to leather chaps.

Macrine had been planning a relocation of his Wildwood store to Vineland, N.J. He had land bought and cleared, and he even posted a ‘coming soon’ sign. Construction, however, was never completely paid for, and the move seemingly fell by the wayside.

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