The long-awaited Harley-Davidson dealership in Rosemont opened in the village’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district this month.
The opening of the 20,000-square-foot dealership was celebrated Sept. 17 with a three-hour long event that featured music, food and, of course, motorcycles. Bikes lined the streets of the entertainment district as Harley enthusiasts gathered to explore the new store and connect with fellow riders.
The new Harley-Davidson dealership is situated between the Hofbrauhaus restaurant and the Big Ten Conference Headquarters and is a relocation of the company’s now-closed Chicago Harley-Davidson location in Glenview.
Windy City Motorcycle Company, which owns Rosemont’s only motorcycle dealership and encompasses several Harley dealership groups, operates 19 dealerships throughout Chicago and Milwaukee markets, as far south as Ottawa, Illinois, and as far north as West Bend, Wisconsin, according to the company’s website.
In early 2019, Windy City Motorcycle Company announced its partnership with Fox Powersports and established Windy City-Fox Motorsports, the company’s website said. Windy City-Fox Motorsports includes the Windy City Motorcycle Company and Milwaukee Motorcycle Company dealerships, in addition to Fox’s Lakeshore Harley-Davidson, Chicago Harley-Davidson in Rosemont and Chicago Harley-Davidson of Wrigleyville.
A small leasing operation was established in 2018 at the entertainment district so travelers flying into O’Hare could conveniently access a bike for rallies in Milwaukee or Sturgis, South Dakota, prior to the dealership’s opening.
The new dealership is located at 5490 Park Place, Rosemont.