Bike Shop Moving To Perry District | Business
Two Wheel Transit is moving from its current location at 1405 West 1st Avenue in downtown Spokane to the Perry District on Spokane's lower South Hill.
"It's a thriving, growing business district," said Geoff Forshag, who co-owns the bike shop with Bruce Abbotts.
The bike shop is moving into the old Excel Foods building at Perry and 8th Avenue.
One end of the building is already occupied by a HICO Market and the bike shop will occupy the opposite end.
The front of the building is being rebuilt to offer two other store fronts as well.
Two Wheel Transit moving into the district is a great catch for a neighborhood that's experiencing a rapid rebirth.
The once rundown neighborhood became Spokane's first Centers & Corridors project in 2001. Since then, many new businesses have moved into the area including The Perry Street Cafe, Title Nine, South Perry Pizza, The Shop and Casper Fry.
"It's going to be unlike any other bike shop on the east side of the mountains," said Forshag. "The neighborhood and the ability to build a better facility to meet our needs were key considerations in the decision."
Forshag says the bike shop's lease on the downtown location is coming to an end so he and Abbotts began looking at possible locations around the city.
The new location offers customers more and free parking. It will have about 3,100 square feet of retail space and another 2,000 square feet of storage and shop space.
"The service and atmosphere will carry over with us."
Two Wheel Transit offers mountain bikes and road bikes from Trek and Moots.
"We have expertise across all the categories so while we still can and do sell high end road bikes, we'll sell a child his first bike."
An opening date hasn't been set but it should be some time in November. For more information about the move and opening date, check out www.twowheeltransit.com.