(Updated at 3:15 p.m.) Vespa of Arlington opened its motor scooter dealership in November 2013, but it has already outgrown its space.
At some point this year, Vespa of Arlington will open a new, flagship location at the corner of 10th Street N. and Wilson Blvd in the former J.K. Auto Parts space, according to Stephanie Rodriguez, who works in the current dealership at 3206 10th Street N., next to the Budget car rental space.
“It’s going to be incredible,” Rodriguez told ARLnow.com today. “I think it’ll be good times. There will be a full demo program and it’ll be fun for all.”
The new space, in the same building as the Goodyear auto repair shop, is about five times bigger than Vespa of Arlington’s current location, and there will be more models available of the Vespa and Piaggio and Ural scooters the store now sells. There will also be a broader selection of accessories, like helmets, the shop can sell with its new space.
Rodriguez said it’s “still up in the air” when exactly the shop will be moving, but she said it’s expected to happen in 2015. The closest Vespa dealerships are in Fredericksburg and Baltimore, Rodriguez said, and Vespa of Arlington pulls its customers from the entire D.C. metro region.
Hat tip to Jeff Hopp