Indian Motorcycle, the Springfield-born American motorcycle company, will debut the brand’s first-ever apparel store as an anchor tenant of MGM Springfield’s retail collection. The flagship location will open its doors at the MGM Resorts International property in Q3 2018.
“Our partnership with Indian Motorcycle reinforces the iconic brand’s deep connection to Springfield and celebrates the city’s industrial history,” said Michael Mathis, president of MGM Springfield. “This store will be an integral part of the fun, one-of-a-kind experiences we’re creating at MGM Springfield.”
The Indian Motorcycle store will offer items from the brand’s casual apparel line, the Indian Motorcycle 1901 Fashion Collection. This road-ready collection features graphic tees, sweatshirts, hoodies and jackets inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s rich heritage. Indian Motorcycle jewelry and accessories also will be available for purchase.
Steve Menneto, president of Indian Motorcycle Company, said, “Indian’s legacy as America’s first motorcycle company is something that’s extremely important to us, and it’s exciting to return the brand to its roots in Springfield with the opening of our first apparel store. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic new MGM Resorts property and look forward to the grand opening festivities.”
Mirroring the aesthetic of the store’s product lines, the space will feature an industrial-yet-modern design with exposed, vaulted ceilings and concrete and wood elements.
Indian Motorcycles originated in Springfield, Mass. in 1901. Paying homage to its long-standing roots in the heart of Springfield, the location will open onto to the resort’s plaza.
Indian Motorcycle refined and manufactured subsequent generations of motorcycles in Springfield at the expanded Wilbraham Street plant until 1953.