WEST ELLICOTT – Hollyloft Ski & Bike announced Monday that they’ll be closing on December 24th after 42 years of serving the winter-sports and biking community of Western New York and Pennsylvania.
The announcement, posted on the company’s Facebook page, says that Les & Cheryl Johnson are retiring from the business.
“Since 1978 in Warren, PA with The Ski Warren, and 1984 in Jamestown with Hollyloft Ski & Bike, they have helped equip local enthusiasts with fun, trending products with enduring value, and always were striving for the best in service,” the company said in a statement. “Hollyloft is grateful to our many loyal staff members throughout the years, and our community of amazing customers that have made this business fun and successful for the past 42 years.”
The business says they’ll be winding down operations at the shop over the next few weeks, and they’ll sell down their inventory before eventually closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
“While this is a chapter closing, it is not necessarily good-bye, and we are actively planning new beginnings as we go dormant for a while to ride out the storm,” the company continued. “We invite you to reach out with your best memories from the past years, to celebrate the friendships and connections made through this one small business that is Hollyloft.”
“Memories that attach to our local ski resorts past and present: Buckaloons, Cockaigne, Peek ‘N Peak, Holiday Valley, and Holimont. As well as the many cross-country ski events, marathons, and nordic challenges of the 70’s and 80’s. And of course: the biking world with Team Hollyloft and the many rides and races like Raccoon Rally, Kinzua Classic, Tour De Bemus, and Chautauqua Gran Fondo. While the world-wide pandemic prevents us from throwing a going-away extravaganza, we invite you to virtually share your memories and connections made through Hollyloft over the last 42 years, as we send Les and Cheryl off into a well-deserved retirement.”
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