A scooter store in San Jose has a long history.
The shop is now owned by one of the original owners, who was forced to sell the business because he couldn’t afford to keep it going.
The owners are trying to get it back and hope to reopen by the end of the year.
“We’re going to start doing sales in December, but it’s a very slow pace,” owner Anthony DeLeon told KPIX 5.
“It’s a lot of people waiting for the next wave of bikes.”
DeLeon says the store’s owners are planning to have about two dozen scooters on the shelves at any given time, but that they will only sell to people with a valid license to carry a gun.
The owner also wants to offer free rides to the airport.
“The scooter industry is dying, it’s just that we’ve always tried to make it a place where people can get their scooters safely,” DeLeon said.
“It’s just been very hard.”
The scooters will be sold at a scooter shop on the grounds of the airport, but only for the owner and his family.
He says the scooter is not intended for passengers.
The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.p.m to 5 p.M.
The scooters are not covered under California’s gun laws.
The airport is a popular destination for tourists, and the airport has been working with local law enforcement agencies to try to prevent any other accidents from happening at the airport while the scooters sit in the store.
DeLeon says his shop is just the beginning of what he hopes will be many more successful scooter stores in San Francisco.
“When it gets to be the year, we want to start up again,” De Leon said.