LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Harley-Davidson owners from around the city gathered last week as Las Vegas Harley-Davidson broke ground on its new home, right on the Las Vegas Strip.
The new store, set to open in October, will be in the shadow of the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. The 50,000 sq. ft. operation will offer sales, rentals and PG&A, plus bike storage. The Las Vegas Strip location will be the company's third location in the city.
"We are thrilled to be opening a new location on the famed Las Vegas Strip," said Las Vegas Harley-Davidson president Don Andress. "We aim to be the world's best Harley-Davidson dealerships, and this location will be no exception. It will have the best people, trained, empowered and committed to providing the best experience to our customers every time."
Among the event highlights, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a custom Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle celebrating the state's 150th anniversary, then signed the bike and posed for pictures with Andress and Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Vice President Timothy Cashman.
"I am pleased to see one of our great Nevada companies incorporate the Sesquicentennial into their business strategy," Sandoval said. "The design of this one-of-a-kind bike is impressive and I commend Las Vegas Harley-Davidson for not only creating a showpiece, but also developing a program that will integrate people and their love of riding into our state's celebration."
Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have the opportunity to win the Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, the only design of its kind ever created. The dealership will sell raffle tickets to benefit Nevada 150 Foundation Inc., which will host Sesquicentennial events all year. The winner will be drawn at the grand opening celebration.
"We are excited that the Las Vegas Strip will be the place that customers who want an authentic Harley-Davidson experience can get their fill," said Harley-Davidson North America vice president Mike Kennedy. "We are proud that the Nevada Sesquicentennial is being celebrated in one-of-a-kind, gleaming paint and chrome on an all new Street Glide."
Additional details regarding price and availability of raffle tickets will be announced soon. Prior to the store's opening, the bike will make appearances throughout the year at events and activities honoring Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration. Visit www.hdnv150.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted by Holly Wagner