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Long-time Seaford Business Owner Retires

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SEAFORD, Del.- After 37 years, Spuck Bennett of Seaford is hanging up his Harley-Davidson helmet and trading it in for the retired life.

"It's kind of sad that we are giving it up," said Bennett of his Harley-Davidson dealership on Route 13 in Seaford.

Spuck was a schoolteacher who knew little about bikes. But his pal, who knew almost everything there is to know about bikes, convinced Spuck to open up a Harley-Davidson shop.

So in 1967, the two men got to work.

"It's just pride in it, that you know you built it up."

They started off with four bikes. Now thousands of bikes and millions of dollars later, that schoolteacher turned store owner is calling it quits. Spuck said saying goodbye is bittersweet.

"The people that you meet," said Bennett. He added, "The bikers are really nice people. They really are."

Charles Gittens of Seaford has shopped at Bennett's shop for 11 years.

"When you have a Harley-Davidson shop in the neighborhood, it's just not selling bikes and servicing bikes, it's a culture," Gittens said. "You know, people come here, they do benefits, they do rallies, they donate to charities."

Doors will not close. The business is just changing hands. It's moving from the Bennett family to David Rommel. Rommel owns a shop in Smyrna, so Spuck said customers are in good hands.
As for Spuck, he said he will be enjoying the "retired life."

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