Cardinal Bicycle has opened its Grandin Village location, which additionally contains a cafe.
The bike store is housed within the former Mick-or-Mack constructing. Proprietor Whit Ellerman stated it provided a central location, the flexibility for patrons to soundly experience to the store through bike lanes and the greenway and a car parking zone for take a look at rides. Plus, he stated, companies situated in Grandin Village are inclined to take pleasure in sturdy assist from the neighborhood.
The 11,000-square-foot area has not solely retail and warehouse areas, but in addition a bar the place prospects can order and revel in meals and drinks, a service division, a big studio for match companies and a neighborhood room Ellerman stated might finally be used for issues like product demos and lectures.
Ellerman stated the store has an identical feel and appear to the Orange Avenue location, except for the cafe, which is a brand new addition to Cardinal Bicycle’s choices. Early within the pandemic when the Orange Avenue retailer moved its retail operation exterior, the inside was refreshed to mirror what was deliberate for Grandin Village.
“The important thing all alongside has been, each from a enterprise standpoint and from a buyer expertise standpoint, that it’s nonetheless one bicycle store with two areas,” he stated.
Ellerman and his spouse are half house owners of The River and Rail and Crystal Spring Grocery Co. He stated they favored the concept of bringing meals service and hospitality elements into the biking enterprise.