A recreational vehicle dealer is rolling to Rochester, Minn., to open its second location, according to a report by the Post Bulletin.
Noble RV, which is based near the massive Cabela’s outdoors gear store in Owatonna, has plans under way to transform seven acres at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 30 and U.S. 63, south of Rochester.
Mike Noble, who co-owns Noble RV with his brother Pat, says they hope to open the new dealership as early as mid-March. Two long-empty buildings on the rural site are being revamped.
The plan is to eventually park 100 to 150 campers on display there. About 12 employees are expected to staff the dealership. It will be about half of the size of Noble’s main dealership in Owatonna.
“We feel like the market is a little underserved over there right now. … It seems a lot of people from there are making it all the way over to Owatonna to shop,” Noble said. “We feel there is a good need and we want to try to capture more market share in the Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa market.”
The Nobles have been looking at a possible Rochester site for about two years, he says. The site between Rochester and Stewartville has been empty since a manufacturing housing business left in 2004.