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dpson
08-05-2018, 09:08 PM
Saw a posting on Facebook about a moving sale at SI in South Bend.

Anybody know what's up (if this is old news my apology, I must have missed it)?

54stude
08-05-2018, 09:51 PM
I was thinking the same thing when I saw that post.

Milaca
08-05-2018, 10:02 PM
I found no mention of it on the Studebaker International website.

Here is the headline from Facebook:

MOVING SALE!!!! THIS WEEK TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY. AUGUST 7TH-AUGUST 9TH. 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SOUTH BEND STORE. 733 CHIPPEWA AVE. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!!
PHOTOS TO COME!!!

brngarage
08-05-2018, 11:12 PM
Hmmmmm..................

StudeDave57
08-06-2018, 12:11 AM
Not too much of a shocker, really.
When it comes to moving- less is always more.

If I had to move that amount of stuff- I'd have a sale too.

A BIG one!!!!


Dollars to donuts they will have another sale soon.
Very soon... ;)
:cheers:

62champ
08-06-2018, 05:36 AM
Photos posted on Facebook:

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Mrs K Corbin
08-06-2018, 07:26 AM
Wonder what they have for C-Cabs.....

Dan White
08-06-2018, 07:36 AM
Where are they moving to?

bezhawk
08-06-2018, 09:03 AM
Hope Indiana is what I heard.

gsx_martin
08-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Maybe that is the reason why I have to wait since 3 weeks for my order, which I had ordered via DHL Express :mad:

Buzzard
08-06-2018, 09:45 AM
You can see the line up now for those hard to find RHD Lark hood release cables. Seeing everything in crates like that shows what a massive undertaking a move will prove to be.
Luck to all involved.
Bill

wittsend
08-06-2018, 10:34 AM
Hummm..., seems it would be more work to onesy-twoes sell these items than it would be to lift the whole crate with a forklift and put it on/off a truck. I mean really how much of the stuff pictured do you really think they can sell in two days??? It looks like it has been sitting for six decades. They may be moving and they may be having a sale but I doubt the two day sale will significantly reduce what they have to move.

I'll say this though..., is there ANY other car manufacture out there that has such a surplus of NOS product? Maybe percentage wise Deloran comes close?

Mike Sal
08-06-2018, 12:20 PM
I just wish the timing was better....Tuesday thru Thursday this week isn't very accommodating to those of us who live 6 hours away.

skyway
08-06-2018, 12:24 PM
So are they vacating SB or Plainfield, or both?

rockne10
08-06-2018, 12:51 PM
I believe the new owners purchased the entire inventory of SI but are not under contract for the facility in South Bend; and Ed Reynolds owns the farm in Greenfield.

skyway
08-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Yes, GREENfield, thanx.

556063
08-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Hate to see this come. The most enjoyable days I had were the ones working in South Bend, and being able to sneak out for a long lunch to be spent at N&A, SASCO, or SI. Not to mention the old atmosphere at the meets held close or at "The Stash". Times change.

I've closed three South Bend Branches for equipment distributors over the last ten years. I understand the move totally. My employers from back then have all left the area.

It's going to be weird not having a place to go in town. Kind of felt it coming. The last few years, if you needed something, it likely had to be brought up from Greenfield. I just started ordering online.

I wish South Bend the best, but you can only notice how much it's changed the past few years if you've been brave enough to stay around here. It's becoming less and less of a buying decision center, and business decisions for South Bend are made in Fort Wayne, Chicago, Indy and Grand Rapids for most operations who hung on through the last downturn. South Bend doesn't see the business traffic it used to see. And, despite three or four new generations that have come to pass, it's attitude and tone toward business is the same as it was in the days of Studebaker. It may have cleaned itself up a bit in recent years, but I don't think that attitude will ever change.

8E45E
08-06-2018, 06:43 PM
I wish South Bend the best, but you can only notice how much it's changed the past few years if you've been brave enough to stay around here.

As I recall, the rent Ed was paying on that Chippewa location was something like 18K a month, not including the utilities, and that was six or seven years ago. I can only imagine its gone up since.


Craig

556063
08-06-2018, 07:12 PM
As I recall, the rent Ed was paying on that Chippewa location was something like 18K a month, not including the utilities, and that was six or seven years ago. I can only imagine its gone up since.


Craig

Yes, the Chippewa Plant has been used as a business incubator site. One of the success stories is Tire Rack, who started there, but has the beautiful facility up by the Toll Road now. AM General is still there, storage only I think. The test track and "HUMMER" proving grounds have been unused for ten or so years. I know there's space available now if you wanted to move in. Even before SI's announcement. Don't know for sure what the incubator program is, but I'm sure the rent goes up the longer you are there, even if it starts out low. A distributor I worked for looked at locating there as a last try at staying in South Bend. I wasn't privy to the details, but they didn't like the program.

showbizkid
08-07-2018, 10:59 AM
I read recently that 30% of homes and business spaces in South Bend were empty or abandoned, as of 2016. Sad to see that happen... but at least it's not as bad as Gary, IN.

556063
08-07-2018, 05:20 PM
I read recently that 30% of homes and business spaces in South Bend were empty or abandoned, as of 2016. Sad to see that happen... but at least it's not as bad as Gary, IN.

The area around South Bend (called Michiana) is doing really well. Mishawaka/Granger is doing very well within St. Joe County. The same regime has been in charge in South Bend since the 1930's, except for a short period in the 1960's, and South Bend proper is run a lot like a little Chicago.

Anderson, Muncie, Michigan City and as you point out, Gary are other sore spots in the state. Otherwise, the remainder of the state is doing really well. South Bend has been on the longest downward trajectory, as Gary was named an "All American City" in the late 60's. About five years after Studebaker left South Bend. The other areas began their decline in the 70's. South Bend's decline maybe isn't as steep, but it and Gary have placed highly on the "Most Dangerous Cities in America" list most recently. Hardcore crime is out of control in South Bend, and the city's relationship with it's police department has become treacherous during the past decade. I probably shouldn't go any further. Enough said.