WICHITA — In July, Have You Heard? reported that Mid-America Powersports owner Ross Reed planned to close his business.
Then, within days, Reed said it looked like he may have opportunities to sell the business.
Now, that's happening.
Marine World owners Nick and Nathan Blasi are buying the business.
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"We felt it fit well with what we're already doing," says Nick Blasi.
Marine World sells watercraft and some power sports.
"We felt that it was our chance to own all the brands together," Nick Blasi says.
Mid-America Powersports sells Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM and Kymco.
"It's such a unique business," Nathan Blasi says. "You cannot duplicate that."
He says Reed "just worked it out where it's made a perfect marriage over time."
Nathan Blasi says he and his brother were Reed's customers while growing up.
"He has just built it over time."
The Blasis are managing Mid-America Powersports until the deal closes. They plan to keep Marine World at 7979 W. Kellogg and Mid-America at 333 N. West St.
"We wanted to keep this business going because it is unique," Nathan Blasi says. "It's a destination-type store. It's an awesome thing that he's built."