Swung by the shop, where staff are firmly convinced they’ll be one of the shuttered stores, probably shortly after the new year. Happily, it seems that the staffmembers are making progress on their future plans.
idk. I know that performance had a contract with some rubber recycler. My guess is that those all ended up getting shredded and mixed in with shredded car tires for things like rubber surfaces at playgrounds..
Probably not. That’s a huge space. I think they’re looking for a bigger tenant for that space than an independent bike shop. My other guess is that most likely the Pittsburgh market is a bit oversaturated with the current bike shops.
That space (along with several other shops next to it) used to be part of a grocery store back in the day.
Last year, there was talk of a bike shop opening in Aspinwall, but it was decided against for some reason. The two shops in Lawrenceville as well as REI are not too hard for me to get to as well. REI would be pretty difficult to get to if I have a broken bike because it is across town from where I live. The 75 Ellsworth bus goes by my house as well as REI, but that bus regularly gets jam packed the whole way through Oakland and Shadyside. The bus empties out between Ellsworth/Negley and East Liberty Station, fills back up before it gets to East Liberty Blvd./Negley Run Blvd. and can stay packed even through Aspinwall. Overcrowded buses can set off a claustrophobia attack and I do not want that to happen.