Monday, February 04, 2008


Elyria – After 70 years in Elyria the Harley Davidson Shop will be closing its doors on April 1st.

In a written statement on their website the owners state that effective April 1, 2008 the Elyria Harley Davidson dba Lake Erie Harley Davidson (in Avon) will become the main dealership. “The Stevens family has decided to combine the 70 year history and experience of the Elyria Harley Davidson with the modern facility and convenient location of the Lake Erie Harley Davidson on Chester Road in Avon. When this change is complete the Elyria Harley Davidson will no longer utilize it’s Cleveland Street location as a retail operation.”

This reorganization will maximize the company’s resources, strengths and experience to help ensure a long healthy future and will enable us to better serve the Harley Davidson ethusiasts of Northeast Ohio as we have for the past 70 years.

Elyria Harley Davidson was incorporated in 1939 by Floyd “Wig” Weigel. George Stevens joined the organization on 1970 and has owned and operated the business since 1982.


Blogger wanda said...

Well, I grew up in the Elyria, Grafton area most of my life. I love shopping at the Elyria Harley store. So many people won't even shop as often now because of the fact it will be farther away. With gas prices the way it is people won't go that extra few miles. I am talking about the shopper that likes to stop in often to just look around & usually ends up buying. This is part of history & now it's going to disapear. It always ends up being about money & that is a sad thing. Though I live in MN so now, I would come to visit family & friends every summer & this was always my last stop. No more.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous a Iron Horse Rider said...

Ive been to the Avon location I agree with Wanda. I'll find another dealer closer. I think all these new elaborate Harley dealerships will be Harley-Davidsons demise. No wonder regular bikers cant afford their high dollar t-shirts and their over priced rides. Nothing at all wrong with those old school dealerships. Come on you people at Harley-Davidson get your head out of your ass

12:04 PM  

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