RAPID CITY, S.D. – By the time the 2015 rally rolls into Sturgis, Black Hills Harley-Davidson should be 25,000 sq. ft. bigger.
The business is 55,000 sq. ft. now, but that's just not enough room, co-owner Al Rieman told the Rapid City Journal. "We are short of showroom space and service areas," Rieman said. "The business has grown."
He plans to start construction after the 2014 Sturgis rally and finish by June 2015, in time for the 75th anniversary of the rally.
Plans for the expansion by architectural firm Fourfront Design have yet to go before city officials.
The original Black Hills Harley-Davidson was started in 1978 by Bill Gikling, but there has been a Harley-Davidson dealership in Rapid City since the 1940s, Rieman said. Owners Al Rieman, Clay Trulson, Jim Burgess, Jim Doyle and Terry Ryman bought the store in 2000.
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