Fagen Automobile Components is wanting to leave Danville. Fagen president Ken Salomon suggests in the previous numerous parties have been intrigued in the Fagen home northwest of Vermilion of Liberty, and he was not interested. But lastly, final yr, some critical talks began making Salomon imagine it more than a little bit.
AUDIO: These guys confident me in any other case, and it’s been in the functions for a although. It was early past summer time, late spring maybe, when we started off talking. Issues have been nonetheless a small shakey, coming out of the COVID. I just felt like it was the correct time.
Salomon’s grandfather began Fagen Car Parts in Danville in 1929, and for several many years they were being on the northwest corner of South and Hazel Streets. But ultimately, it became time to transfer.
AUDIO: Up until eventually the late 60’s, when city renewal took around the downtown region, and we relocated up right here. So we have been at this place around 50 decades now.
Fagen’s presence at the present-day area for 50 % a century has plenty of recollections. Such as in 1979, when they sponsored that hero of ecology “Chicken Man” on D102 and we were being reminded each working day that the locale was “North Vermilion and Liberty Lane, at the lights.”
AUDIO: I vaguely don’t forget that. I was absent at college at the time, but I sort of keep in mind that. And I haven’t read that name, you know, due to the fact.
Salomon says there is an proven closing day for the sale.
Meanwhile, appropriate now, the new house owners will need to have to alright issues with the city. The packet for the Thursday, April 7th Danville Location Organizing and Zoning Commission meeting mentions designs for both a coffee store and an oil modify facility wherever Fagen currently resides. As for Salomon, he claims Fagan will be combining stock from their current keep with the a person they’ve had in Champaign for more than 20 decades. And Salomon states, never stress they will preserve all communications with Danville prospects.
AUDIO: We’ll be able to acquire care of any variety of warranty or company issues. We made use of to sell scooters and 4 wheelers and filth bikes out of this location below in Danville. In Champaign, we form of split it up. So there is a Fagen’s scooters retail outlet which sells just scooters solely. And our Fagen truck is both truck add-ons and we sell the filth bikes and 4 wheelers.
The Champaign locale is on Bloomington Highway just off Prospect, appropriate by the Dwelling Depot.