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    BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City Moved

    A friend stopped at the Iowa City shop the other day and he said the old Gina's building has a For Sale sign out front.
    He said the bikes are now located in the Sun and Fun Motorsports multi brand shop down the street.
    I don't see anything on the BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City website mentioning the move.
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    Iowa city

    I talked to the owner and he said they are having trouble with the website.
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    Yep the owner owns both shops.
    I'm surprised there's enough room for the BMWs.
    My friend said the BMWs are on the mezzanine.

    This link has pictures of the shop.
    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowDXoECAsQBg

    The narrow walkway doesn't look like a good setup when you want to check out a bike.
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    I am disappointed. Gina's was a great shop. This one looks not so much. Another great dealer down the tubes, perchance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am disappointed. Gina's was a great shop. This one looks not so much. Another great dealer down the tubes, perchance.
    I'm not a big fan of shops with a lot of different brands.
    I may ride over next month and check it out. If not in May we'll stop in during the Iowa Rally.
    I wonder if everyone at both shops were able to keep there jobs.
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    Spoke with Steve Hertler, today.

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am disappointed. Gina's was a great shop. This one looks not so much. Another great dealer down the tubes, perchance.
    I purchased my bike in January of 2017; after Gina sold out. The sales and service have been excellent. I stopped by, today, and noticed the signs on the building about the move. My concerns were about how many employees moved to the new location. I went down the street to the new location to find out the status. Steve Hertler was gone for lunch, so I called him when I returned home. Steve said that Joey (Parts), Mitch (service) and Brent (mechanic) have moved on. I'm not sure about Woody; however, Jared is still there!! Jared has been there for over 20 years and he's an excellent mechanic and rider.

    I was not happy to find out about the employees that are gone. I hope the owners took care of them and did not burn any bridges.

    As long as I can continue to get great service (maintenance and sales), I will continue to be their customer.

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