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Last Post 09/08/2013 01:11 PM by Kenny Gonzales. 1 Replies.
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ChinookPass

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08/29/2013 07:14 PM
I just want my local shop to stay open til 7 so I can stop and order parts by on the way home.  Maybe beer service would provide enough late customers for them to stay open later.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...25268.html

This from BikePortland:

Today's Wall Street Journal featured a story on the growing national trend of bike shops becoming community gathering places. We've seen this phenomenon occur locally for years now, especially in the success of VeloCult, so it's great to see that it's catching on around the country. The WSJ reported that a National Bicycle Dealers Association survey of 4,000 establishments found that 12% have coffee bars, 11% offer spinning classes and almost 5% serve beer.

Speaking of beer...

Western Bike Works now offers beer, outdoor seating Western Bike Works at NW 17th and Lovejoy has recently started offering a full beer selection at their in-store Corsa Cafe. The shop has also converted a few parking spaces in front of their store into outdoor customer seating, complete with flowerbeds and a sun umbrella. Inside the shop you'll find couches, tables, and a cafe serving baked goods, beer, and a full coffee selection.
Gonzo Cyclist

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09/08/2013 01:11 PM
yeah, the new trend is Bike Shops with Cafe's that serve coffee, and now we have seen some that serve beers like the one you mentioned above
in our shop, we close at 6pm, but we are usually there until seven or beyond, and the regulars know we will be there, and a six pack in hand usually helps, we are kicking around the coffee shop idea, and we already have a beer meister with some nice IPA on tap.
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