Multilocation dealership La Mesa RV Center announced the closing of its facility in Sarasota, Fla.

According to a press release, the facility housed one of the largest air-conditioned indoor RV showrooms in the state. A fire broke out in the facility during the morning of Oct. 19, causing smoke damage to RVs and the building, which required certain repairs and remodeling in order to reopen. The repairs and remodeling have been delayed and the facility cannot currently be used for its intended purpose, necessitating the closure.

“We regret having to close our store in Sarasota,” stated Jim Walters, president of La Mesa RV, “but our priority is to service our current and future customers in a first-class manner. Unfortunately, the repairs required and the timing to make them to the Sarasota facility did not allow us to provide the level of experience or service we want our customers to encounter. With our nearby location in Fort Myers, Florida, we are more than prepared to handle Sarasota area customers so that they can continue to enjoy the RV lifestyle while having a positive contact with La Mesa RV.”

Walters added, “We feel Sarasota is a good area for us to be in and we hope to return when the right opportunity and location are available. We have offered employment positions to many Sarasota employees at one of our other Florida facilities where opportunities exist. We thank those employees that are not able to make the move for their service and dedication.”

La Mesa RV Center will continue to operate 11 sales and service locations across the country including three locations in the state of Florida in Fort Myers, Port Saint Lucie and Sanford in the Orlando area along with multiple outlets in Arizona, California and New Mexico. For additional information, visit www.lamesarv.com