SEAFORD, DE–From Seaford to Salisbury, customers are concerned about Harley Davidson moving to another state.
“I don’t like it because we’re going to have to pay taxes on everything now,” says longtime customer, Zeb Thompson.
The site is moving to Salisbury to the Gander Mountain store on North Salisbury Boulevard.
Brad Hopkins, President of Rommel Harley-Davidson, says when they took ownership of the Seaford location, part of the acquisition requirement was that the business relocate to Salisbury at some point.
That time has now arrived and not to the liking of locals like Thompson.
“It’s nice to come right up the street, now I’m going to have to drive 20 minutes to go down there,” says Thompson.
The Salisbury location will soon add to a number of Rommel Harley-Davidson stores, including stores in Smyrna and Annapolis.
Edwin Hayes and other neighbors worry how the store’s closure could hurt Seaford’s local economy.
“Losing businesses at any point is difficult for everyone, especially for motorcyclists in this town,” says Hayes.
A store, many Sussex County neighbors don’t want to see relocate.