We broke the news back in February that Person Street in the Downtown Raleigh area was getting a huge makeover and a bunch of new tenants, including a grocery store, Market Restaurant, coffee shop, bread shop and Escazu. There was one more tenant that was still negotiating a lease and have finally worked out the details. Our friends over at Oak City Cycling Project will move out of their Ruby Red space on West Street and bike down Peace Street to join the new pocket of energy on Person Street.
The new location will add much more space for the crew and give them room for more hours and more community activities. We've chatted with them about a few future events at the new space as well as extended hours. Beginning in mid-June, they will be open 5 days a week (Wednesday – Sunday) hours to-be-determined.
The new space will allow us to focus more on servicing our community by having open stands for folks to wrench on their own bikes, a place to gather and relax and the ability to expand our offerings of vintage refurbished bicycles. This also means increasing our options of new inventory for sale: bicycles, gear, components and accessories as well. Currently, we carry Public Bikes and DZR Shoes and are looking to expand these offerings in conjunction with our relocation.
We see Oak City as becoming a new local hangout and community organization, not unlike 1304bikes was years ago in the Oberlin Village area. We look forward to seeing what they have in store for the new development.
The Oak City crew also need volunteers to help them move this Saturday. So, check out the info below and get some beers and doughnuts for your sweaty butts.
Volunteers: If you would like to help us move, please feel free to be at 726. N. West Street, Raleigh 27604 at 10AM on Saturday, May 5th. We’ll hope to make the move in a couple of hours and we’ll have some doughnuts (and beer) for folks to enjoy after. Please be prepared to stock your car with boxes, tools, and maybe even some bikes. Bring bike racks for your vehicle if you have them and strong legs if you wish to pedal an Oak City cycle to our new space. It’s only a mile away! Please give us a shout on Facebook if you can make it.