By Jill Nagy
“The end of the riding season is not the most appropriate time to open a motorcycle shop,” said Roger Goldsmith, who opened the Saratoga Motorcycle Center at 4284 Route 50 in Wilton in September.
Like so many other businesses, the opening of this one was delayed by the pandemic-related shutdown. It was to open in the spring, but Goldsmith moved ahead even as autumn approached.
Goldsmith owned the Crafters Gallery in downtown Saratoga Springs for 24 years, selling it in 2017.
“I’ve always been a motorcycle enthusiastic and wanted to do something like this,” he said.
He purchased a vacant lot and had a 5.000-square-foot building designed and built by JAG Construction, specifically for his purpose. The motorcycle shop occupies 3,000 square feet and the rest is available for lease.
The shop services motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and related recreational vehicles. They sell parts, accessories, and related merchandise and clothing. Goldsmith is not a motorcycle dealer, but his shop services all brands.
Winter storage is also available and Goldsmith has found “a lot of interest in it.”
Goldsmith grew up in South Glens Falls but has lived in Saratoga Springs for 41 years.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. He has no website yet but has registered a URL and Goldsmith has creation of the website on his to-do list. The business is on Facebook and can be reached by telephone at 518-886-8319.
By Jill Nagy