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Triple S bulks up
New Gateway location offers more space, bigger inventory


Motorcycle enthusiasts can expect to find more than just bikes at the new Gateway location of the Triple S Harley- Davidson.
The new location features a larger inventory of bikes, apparel, parts and merchandise, along with a full-service repair shop.
The new location also includes a performing stage and a lounge, complete with leather furniture and a fireplace for bikers to put their feet up after a long ride or simply waiting for repairs on their motorcycles.
“So far it’s been great,” said Jennifer Shuttleworth, general manager of Triple S Harley-Davidson. “This store is a great deal bigger with more inventory that allows us to showcase the merchandise. We went for something really welcoming and comfortable for people that come by.”
Shuttleworth said the new store was planned in a manner that allows for better communication between different areas of the store to maximize customer service. She said Triple S chose the new location for several reasons.
“We wanted somewhere we could be seen from the interstate and have a say in what other businesses come in up here, ” Shuttleworth said, adding that a hotel and restaurant are planned to be built close by.
She said the large lot outside the store provides the space needed to host car shows and concerts.
“We never would have had the room at the old location.”
Shuttleworth said the transition wasn’t seamless. “We moved up here in July, and it is the hardest to move in July because that’s our prime season with Mountainfest going on.”
She said the parking lot was still being paved when they moved from the old store on Cheat Road. The old location is being rented out to other users, she said.
Shuttleworth said the service station inside the store also includes a wash bay and a dyno room to test an individual motorcycle ’s performance statistics.
The shop is laid out in a manner that allows bikers to drive directly from the parking lot to the check-in station and into the garage.
The garage has a full staff of Harley-Davidson technicians, and the storage warehouse has enough space to house 150 bikes.
The new store also offers riding lessons for newcomers to the Harley-Davidson community and has a conference room for the Mountaineer chapter of the Harley Owners Group, or HOGs, as they are known.
Shuttleworth said the store has already had one wedding take place there.

The walls of the store are adorned with artwork by David Uhl, a painter from Denver and a Harley-Davidson owner. Shuttleworth said most of the paintings are for sale.