The Motorcycle Mall in Belleville, N.J. is planning to build a new, bigger facility on the site of a former Ford dealership.
The new digs are expected to be ready next summer, says John Resciniti, Jr., a Belleville High alumnus and operator of The Motorcycle Mall.
While the recession has had a lot of down sides, Resciniti says it also let him get more favorable financing and a larger lot just a mile from his existing location.
John Resciniti Sr. founded the business and his grandson Jon III, 25, now oversees a crew of sales and repair people.
Resciniti Sr., 84, worked in the garage at the Sears store where the Motorcycle Mall now stands back in 1943. The family moved its business to that site in 1977.
They built the business from selling Indian dirt bikes to multiple lines of motorcycles, ATVs and PWC.
John, Jr., who runs the day-to-day operations says he jumped at the opportunity to expand. He said the new site will almost triple the size of the dealership to about 100,000 square feet. Another big attraction was 79 parking spaces.
"We will be the biggest and the best in the tri-state area," John, Jr. told Belville Posted by Holly Wagner
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