Those of you who have been with us from the beginning will remember a time when we made a blog post every time we did anything even slightly interesting. Now, it seems even momentous occasions barely get a pic and a hashtag. But this is news that simply can’t go unannounced — we’re finally, for real, cross our hearts moving into a phenomenal new space near downtown Richmond, Virginia.
Since the beginning, we have been crammed into a tiny suburban garage, trying our best to shield our neighbors from our goings on — sometimes sending them texts to warn of impending loud noises. Sometimes pushing bikes down the street before starting them up. Always tripping over each other. Rolling bikes out in the nice weather. Rolling them back in when it starts to rain. We got a lot done in the last few years, but alas, it’s time to move on.
The new shop is a former stable for the early cable cars in Manchester (a little section of Richmond that used to be its own town). It’s got an amazing historic vibe to it and the coolest landlord an upstart bike shop could ever want — Jimmy Kastleberg, owner of Caravati’s Architectural Salvage. He does to houses what we do to bikes — recycles, repurposes and reinvents. It’s a match made in heaven and we could not be more excited.
As we get settled in, we’ll continue to see clients on an appointment basis, but before long, we’ll be able to handle walk-in retail traffic. Just give us time to figure out where to put all our stuff.
Stay tuned for updates, including The Portland One Show (February) and our latest build for actor Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, we’re getting ready to watch ourselves on Velocity Network’s ‘Cafe Racer’. Then back to work. —JR
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