Outdoor Powersports is looking to move its Sherman location to north Denison soon. The new location of the store is expected to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and Crawford Street.
The city of Denison recently approved a tax rebate, capped at $300,000 over the next three years, as an incentive for the business making the move.
DDA worked with the owner to find a suitable location, and the three-acre tract that was chosen sits just north of Blake Utter Ford in Denison. Denison Development Alliance President Tony Kaai said the dealership will receive a 1.5 cent rebate on the sales tax it collects for the city, up to $300,000.
Business owner Clint Stoffels said he is looking forward to moving into the new location that will serve the Texoma region. His plan is to begin construction by the first of the year with a completion around Labor Day of 2020. Stoffels said the 20,000 square-foot facility will be much larger than the existing 5,000 square-foot facility in Sherman.
Outdoor Powersports currently operates three locations: one in Gainesville, Ardmore, Oklahoma and the Sherman facility that will be moving to Denison.
“There will be a big outdoor showroom where we can show the units,” Stoffels said. “We will have a huge inventory where people can come and relax.It will be good. It may or may not be two levels we’re still working on that. It will have the same signature entry way we have at the other two locations. It will be the largest of the three. Our Ardmore store is brand new it will be similar to that one but a little bigger. The market in Sherman and Denison is about twice the size in Gainesville. We’re expecting big things. We’re going to spend big money on it.”
Stoffels likes the intersection because of its visibility and traffic, and the new store will employ a larger number of employees, roughly 25-30.
“It’s going to be a nicer facility,” Stoffels said. “The sales department will have heating and air conditioning. There will be a display room with a clean showroom. It will be a first class operation.”
Once the Denison location is operational the Sherman store will close, Stoffels confirmed.