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Business Spotlight: The Gremlin Garage

North valley residents have a new one-stop shop for motorcycle and ATV needs. The Gremlin Garage opened two weeks ago in the Riverside Plaza on the frontage road in New River, just south of the I-17 and New River interchange.

Owner Jon Ritzheimer said this is his first storefront location. Before opening The Gremlin Garage, Ritzheimer was running his business from his home.

After 11 years in the Marine Corps, Ritzheimer took courses at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and after completing training, began working in the field. He specializes in Harleys and can also service a range of other bikes.

In addition to motorcycle repair, The Gremlin Garage will be offering maintenance products, tires, and specialty items, including branded apparel. The shop can also accommodate ATVs. The shop will offer routine maintenance services, including oil changes and tire service.

Ritzheimer says he’s building up inventory and expects to be fully stocked soon. Ritzheimer also said he is working on obtaining a dealer license and is going to offer consignment sales.

Ritzheimer said he was “always around motorcycles” growing up.

“I’ve always had a passion for bikes,” he said.

Ritzheimer says he’s getting the word out that his shop is open. He encourages the community to stop by and check out the new shop.

To contact The Gremlin Garage, call (623) 745-1771 or visit www.gremlingarage.com. The shop is located at 46639 N. Black Canyon Hwy.