From the "stories" I got from Randy (and who really knows if they were the truth or warm air?) there were the obvious meeting financial requirements, one story involved The SBA for a loan. The last story I heard was they were beginning remodel when a local inspector stopped in to see the "building permit" and alas there was none.Andy said:Getting the Certificate of Occupancy is a strong sign that they will be opening sooner than later.
I still have questions when and if Randy's will be moving. It seems that if they were moving, they would have done it during the Winter to be up and running for riding season. Yes, the economic climate is not making it the best time to open an upscale bike dealership and if they are borrowing money for the move, as we all know, the banks are not lending that freely to businesses as well as limiting the available funding for financing for the rider.
Also, it's my experience that most businesses play it very close to the vest when expanding or moving to a new location and typically don't make announcements until the ink is dry on the contracts. Many times this is to keep the competition off guard and to let their customers know this is a planned event and an upgrade to the current facilities. Sometimes even deals that appear to be "done" have contingencies that make the deal questionable.
Just like buying or selling a house, you really don't know if the deal is done until you walk away from the closing table with the cash (or Deed) in your pocket.
Maybe I'm off base, but it's just an opinion.
Personally, I see this economic climate as the opportune time for the Factory to be opening Company Owned Dealerships. But that's another topic.
I may be able to get out of "work" this afternoon for a bit and ride out there to poke around. I don't know that I will give up Randy's for this closer dealer, even though I had a bit of a bumpy start there they have really gone out of their way for me on a couple of occasions.Clubford00 said:I just talked to NV again and they said that although they havent had their official opening they are letting people in. He said they dont have eveything up on all the shelves yet. He said with the weather being so nice this weekend he didnt want to miss the chance to have people come and see what they were all about.I think thats very smart buisness. I asked when the "Official" opening was and he said that bu this time next week they should be fully functional. Yee ha.
Never got to leave. did manage to deliver some product in town on the bike though..ultimately I was glad I stayed, a customer called about a waiver of lien soI can get paid for a job we did this past Monday.Clubford00 said:Hey Jim, Did you get out to NV? if you did what did you find?