Golden Gate Harley-Davidson Closes Novato Store

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Golden Gate Harley-Davidson closed its Novato, Calif., store and is consolidating operations at its Corte Madera store.

"This facility (in Corte Madera) is better-equipped for customer service anyway, but the economy did play a role in the consolidation," Peter Guerriero, Golden Gate owner since 2007, told the Marin Independent-Journal.

The Novato store, was about 5,000 square feet and focused on service and PG&A. Including its warehouse in San Rafael, the 15,000-square-foot Corte Madera store has one of the largest inventories of new motorcycles in Northern California, the newspaper reported.

The closure will affect nearby Harley servicers because Golden Gate was a nearby source for parts.

Most of the seven Novato employees will have jobs at the Corte Madera store, but a few did not want to commute that far south, Guerriero said.

Posted by Holly Wagner