PATASKALA, Ohio – When visitors show up for the second annual Fall Party at Centennial Park Harley-Davidson on Sept. 21, there will be plenty more to celebrate.
Over the last two years the dealership has spent a half-million dollars to add a new showroom, parking area and memorial grove of trees.
Management changes came first: General manager Jeff Varney took charge of the store in May 2012, followed by finance manager Pokey Adams. Two months later Rick Thompson got on-board as sales manager. MotorClothes staff were hired give the department a fresh perspective.
Last September 100 specimen trees were hauled onto the property and planted in an area that had been sculpted and prepared by local conservationist and farmer Charles Hagy. Pataskala Mayor David Butcher gave the blessing on Centennial Grove’s formation.
“The planting of the trees really show the commitment Bob has to Centennial and the city of Pataskala as a whole," stated Doug Kamerer, the dealership's minister of culture. "It is the hope and belief that as the trees of the grove flourish so will Centennial.”
The store's new parking lot has hosted numerous events and demo days since it opened last Oct. 2. Along with HOG meetings and outdoor events, “The Park” hosts “Know-It-All” motorcycle information sessions and more.
Centennial Park Harley-Davidson is a sister store to A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, a multi-time winning Dealernews Top 100 Dealer.
Posted by Holly Wagner