MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) – Bald Eagle Harley Davidson is hitting the throttle and expanding to a new location in Munising.
“It’s been really exploding over the past five years so we’ve been definitely looking at it,” said Marquette’s Bald Eagle Harley Davidson General Manager Jesse Zambon. “It’s not something that Harley will always authorize but it’s something that made sense to them.”
That location will be a seasonal store that will not sell bikes but will offer soft goods and souvenirs.
Bald Eagle Harley Davidson is funding the project that has been in the works for the past two years.
When it opens on Memorial Day it will bring at least four to five jobs to the area.
“The U.P. gives us a lot, we’re nothing without people so if we can help out to add value to that community we’re pretty excited to get in there,” said Zambon.
“Everybody that adds three or four or five or 10 jobs and you keep doing that repeatedly in a community like this, pretty soon it just makes a huge economic impact,” said Kathy Reynolds, Executive Director for Alger County Chamber of Commerce and Munising DDA.
The new store will be at the traffic light in Munising, at the corner of Munising Avenue and Elm Street and they have been working for the past six months gutting the building.
“There’s a lot of beauty over there to play off of so we’re trying to incorporate that and do Munising proud,” said Zambon. “It actually is just a little bit of a hidden gem as far as the motorcycling world goes.”
Soon the brand’s shirts will have an iconic Michigan landmark on the back-Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
“How many times have you seen Harley shirts with something iconic, or a big name town or a place and you’re like, ‘Hey, you know, I’ve been there or that sounds neat,'” said Reynolds.
Bald Eagle Harley Davidson has started accepting applications for their Munising location. To find out how you can apply for one of those seasonal jobs, click here or e-mail Jesse Zambon at firstname.lastname@example.org