Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer Mountain Park Motorsports have placed their sign on the old TRU Hardware building, with more renovations to come.

New business

Mountain Park Motorsports revved for November opening.

A prominent commercial location in Sicamous will soon be home to Mountain Park Motorsports.

The new recreation vehicle sales and service centre will be in the former Tru Hardware building on Main Street by the roundabout.

General manager Gord Bushell says renovations are currently underway on the building’s interior, while an application for a permit to renovate the outside will go before district council in September.

“We’re doing an artist’s rendition for council – It will be a glass store front. It will be an up-scale facility, a whole new facade on the outside of the building, and of course the inside too,” said Bushell. “This is going to be like no other facility. Everybody will be proud to see it.”

Bushell said Mountain Park Motorsports and owner Mitch Hancock have applied to become the community’s Bombardier Recreational Products dealer.

“The (former Bombardier) dealership was collapsed, or I’m not sure whatever happened to it, sometime last year,” said Bushell. “And Sicamous is very much a motorsport enthusiast town, with lots of different activities… and it’s just a natural for the dealership to continue here.”

Bushell said the plan is to keep Mountain Park Motorsports open seven days a week, and to have service staff available throughout.

“One of the things in the winter time is when you’re sledding, and you have a problem with your sled and it goes down on the weekend, you’re kind of hooped until Tuesday morning,” said Bushell. “And that’s the standard in the industry. We’re going to try to solve that problem… We’ll have a full-fledged shop with a mechanic on staff and we’ll be ready for this fall.”

The target opening date for Mountain Park Motorsports is Nov. 15.

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