New Albany motorcycle business closing after 50 years
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) – Fink’s Motorcycle parts and accessories has been a staple in New Albany for nearly 50 years. But Sunday will mark its last day open for business.
“People come in everyday and say 'Where am I going to get my stuff?'” said Sharon Fink, owner of Fink’s.
Originally, her uncle Henry Fink started the business back in 1966 as a Kawasaki dealership.
“He took it all in and he said, 'well, you've got to shut her down.' and I said well, I think that is what we have to do,” said Sharon Fink of the conversation she had with her Uncle Henry.
Fink estimates around 50 percent of her customers come from across the Ohio River in Kentucky. She says part of the reason she’s having to close the shop is because of the Ohio River Bridges project.
“Maybe a month after the construction really started I noticed as if the faucet had been turned off,” Fink said.
She also mentioned that increased competition with several larger stores have also led to Fink’s having trouble to stay above water.
“It will be the end of something that I know a lot of people has been part of their lives for a very long time,” Fink said.
Fink’s will be open through the weekend with special sales with Sunday being the last normal day of business. They will open on Fridays and Saturdays through July for liquidation sales while supplies last.
“If we didn't get to tell you,” Fink said to her customers, “thank you so much for all the loyal patronage that you have given us over all the years.”
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