DEKALB JUNCTION A sport recreational vehicle sales and service shop is expected to open at the beginning of March on Route 11 in DeKalb.
Baker Power Sports, near Route 812, will offer pre-owned motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, and also will service them. A franchise might open down the line, said owner Robert B. Baker, Hermon.
It should be a fantastic location, he said.
The property was last a tractor restoration store, so it already is set up for a garage and showroom.
Weve done a full renovation, Mr. Baker said.
He said he planned to offer affordable used equipment.
Thats a goal, he said.
The store initially will employ three people. Mr. Baker previously managed Nesco in Evans Mills and worked for Blevins Bros. in Ogdensburg.
I do enjoy riding and working on the machines, he said. There is a passion behind it.
DeKalb Supervisor John M. Frary welcomed Baker Power Sports to the town.
I believe its something the area needs. Hes been remodeling the store, he said. For a young guy, he has well-thought-out plans.
The St. Lawrence County Planning Board had no issues with the planned operation. The site already has an entrance onto Route 11.
Its a pretty straight shot there, with plenty of room for a couple of cars, Planning Deputy Director Jason C. Pfotenhauer said.