Up & Coming Weekly

October 03, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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OCTOBER 4 - 10, 2017 UCW 57 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Thank you to all of our customers for voting Always Flowers by Crenshaw, Ltd., BEST FLORIST again for 2017. Remember to call Always Flowers by Crenshaw, Ltd. for all your floral needs. Thank You! Jim Crenshaw & Pat Crenshaw, Owner 910.867.2900 107 Westwood Shopping Center Fayetteville, NC 28314 FROM THE ROAD JIM JONES, Motorcycle Enthusiast. Comments? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. What is your time worth? Let's face it. No one likes to spend one minute waiting to get anything worked on, especially our motorcycles. A few years back, some friends and I rode to the Arctic Cycle. Before the last leg of the trip, we needed new tires and an oil change. A friend who lives there gave us the name of a guy who works out of his garage in Fairbanks. I ordered tires and had them shipped to his house. On the day of my appointment, it was first come, first served. I waited in his garage for 3 hours while he fin- ished the bikes before he got to mine. Although I did not like the wait, it was easier than dealing with the dealership in Fairbanks, and my day was a little more on my timeline. A few months ago, Jon Ross opened Mr. Beemer's BMW Concierge Service. Jon has a great reputation throughout the Carolinas as a top- notch BMW me- chanic and super friendly guy. When Jon told me about his business, he said he wanted to add something a little dif- ferent in regards to the service aspect of the business. He would come pick up your bike and drop it back off. At first, I was not sure if it made sense to me, but he is getting great feedback. A few weeks ago, I needed new tires and an oil change before a long trip. Because I did not have a lot of time on my hands, I called Jon. He told me to order the tires online and have them shipped to his house. I did, and we set a date for him to come and pick up my bike. He showed up at my house on a Monday night after work. It just hap- pened that he had to drop off another bike the next day, so he worked on my bike that night. e next day when I got home, Jon was parked in front of my house and my bike was in the drive- way. I was very happy with this arrange- ment. Although there was a charge for pick-up service, I saved myself at least a day of my time spending it at a dealer- ship, and it was cheaper because I was able to save money by buying my tires online. All in all, it was good deal for what I needed. I hope this idea takes off. e num- ber one complaint I hear from every motorcyclist, no matter what kind of bike they have, is getting their bike to the shop and the wait time. As much as I enjoy going to the dealership, the day of my appointment is not always convenient for me. I try to get my bike in on a Saturday (so does everyone else), and I end up burning up a day at the shop. Due to the distance from the dealership to where I live, if it is a weekday appointment, I have to drop it off on a Saturday and pick it up the next Saturday. If you'd like to reach Mr. Beemer, you can call him at (919) 749-3987 or email him at MrBeemernc@gmail.com. If there is a topic that you would like to discuss, you can contact me at motorcycle4fun@aol.com. RIDE SAFE! The next day when I got home, Jon was parked in front of my house and my bike was in the driveway. The Concierge by JIM JONES

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