Friday, February 28, 2014
La Mesa RV Closes Sarasota, Florida Facility
Sarasota, Florida, February 26, 2014 – La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, recently announced the closing of its facility in Sarasota, Florida. The facility housed one of the largest air conditioned indoor RV showrooms in the state. A fire broke out in the facility during the morning of October 19, 2013 causing smoke damage to RVs and the building which required certain repairs and remodeling in order to re-open. The repairs and remodeling have been delayed and the facility cannot currently be used for its intended purpose, necessitating the closure.
“We regret having to close our store in Sarasota,” stated Jim Walters, President of La Mesa RV, “but our priority is to service our current and future customers in a first class manner. Unfortunately, the repairs required and timing to make them to the Sarasota facility did not allow us to provide the level of experience or service we want our customers to encounter. With our nearby location in Fort Myers, Florida, we are more than prepared to handle Sarasota area customers so that they can continue to enjoy the RV lifestyle while having a positive contact with La Mesa RV.” Walters continued by saying, “We feel Sarasota is a good area for us to be in and we hope to return when the right opportunity and location are available. We have offered employment positions to many Sarasota employees at one of our other Florida facilities where opportunities exist. We thank those employees that are not able to make the move for their service and dedication.”
La Mesa RV Center will continue to operate 11 sales and service locations across the country including Sanford, Port St. Lucie and Fort Myers, Florida as well as in San Diego and Davis, California; Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix, Yuma and Quartzsite, Arizona; plus Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Additional information about the company, product offerings and current locations may be found online at www.lamesarv.com.