Best wishes to Bob Ellis, who last month opened Empire Cycle & Powersports in Spokane Valley, Wash., after doing a $100K remodel of a 16,000 sq. ft. former used-car dealership he bought to house the new Euro-brand store. Empire Cycle will reportedly stock about 30 motorcycles and employ a staff of 10 when it gets up to full speed.
Ellis previously operated Bob's British Bikes, a British motorcycle parts import business. He told the local press that he plans to eventually incorporate the parts import business with Empire Cycle.