TRAVERSE CITY — When one valve closes, another opens.
Iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson ended a long-time association with Traverse City earlier this year.
But those with a hog will soon have another source for H-D apparel, parts and accessories.
Michael Zipser, the principal at Zips 45th Parallel Harley-Davidson since it opened in 2001 at 980 S. Wisconsin Ave. in Gaylord, will bring Zips Harley-Davidson Traverse City to 330 E. Front St. in the coming months.
“We’re very much looking forward to coming to Traverse City,” said Zipser, who has operated an attorney/CPA office in town since 1970.
Classic Motor Sports announced in late January it “would no longer represent the Harley-Davidson brand effective March 1,” according to a joint release. The agreement ended Harley-Davidson’s association of 30 years with Classic Motor Sports and of more than 60 years with Traverse City.
While the new location won’t be a Harley-Davidson dealer,