The vacancy left in the Alberta market following the March bankruptcy of Sunridge RV, won't last for long.
Traveland RV will open a new store later this month at the former Sunridge location just north of Calgary in Airdrie.
Sunridge closed in March, filing bankruptcy on the dealership’s $10 million of debt, the Calgary Sun reported at the time.
The event opened an opportunity for Traveland, which acquired the property and looks to serve the vacated market, according to Traveland's Chris Clarke.
Clarke said the company would remodel the property and rebrand the store, which he expects to open mid-month.
Traveland currently operates stores in Langley and West Kelowna, B.C., in addition to an RV rental business. Last year, the RV Dealers Association of B.C. tapped Traveland as its 2015 Dealer of the Year.
At the Airdrie store, the dealership will sell motorized and towable lines from both Airstream and Jayco. Securing these brands was a motivating factor in the decision, according to Clarke.
“This opportunity presented itself as well as those product lines presented themselves,” he said. “We’re always looking for opportunities, it just has to be the right one.”
Clarke said the Alberta market was also enticing. “Our idea is that Alberta is a really good market, and we think we can serve those customers well and we want to keep jobs in Airdrie,” he said.
Traveland also announced it would make a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross to help the Fort McMurray fire victims on behalf of Traveland and the new Airdrie store.
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