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Roundy’s ready to retire, closing their motorcycle-watercraft store this week

Pete and Merline Roundy, who've operated a motorcycle all-terrain vehicle shop in north Spokane for more than 35 years, will close their store on Saturday.

The Roundys, both 77, opened their first Roundy's Kawasaki shop in 1976.  Within the past year the couple has decided it's time to retire.

“We’re doing this with mixed emotions,” Pete Roundy said. “We’ve had a good time, and I think we’ve maintained a good reputation in the community.”

Their original shop was at 8029 N. Division St. They changed the name in recent years to Roundy’s, ending the affiliation with Kawasaki.

In 2005, the Roundys moved the business to the current store, at 11008 N. Newport Hwy.

“It hasn’t been that easy to keep going the past three or four years,” Pete Roundy added. “It’s not been ideal for recreational items. But we hung in there, even when it wasn’t that easy.”

The shop and service center is being leased to Mead School District, who will use the building as a STEM center.

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