The Querencia Community Bike Shop all-volunteer nonprofit announced today that they’ve closed their Hickory St public shop after almost 1.5 years of being open almost every weekend. Many of our readers/writers overlap as volunteers there, and we are extremely excited about the relocation to a large leased space adjacent to the Rubber Gloves music venue. If you’d like to help with the construction and/or move, email them at email@example.com. Thanks for a great year on W. Hickory, QCBS, the community repaired a LOT of bikes.
This seems crazy, but I’ll actually kind of miss having this in my backyard. However, the large new location will offer more secure storage, expanded public shop hours, and a home RIGHT NEXT to the coming A-train station.
It’s been great, y’all. Our Hickory street shop has housed our bikes, tools, and open shop days nearly every single weekend of 2009.
As all good things must end, we are officially closing this shop while we complete construction and the move to the new shop on E. Sycamore, next to Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.
Want to help with construction? Great. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll find something you can do to help. We’ll be working on shop every saturday until we’re done, and we don’t expect this transition to take more than a couple weeks. If you have a generator or stick welder we can borrow, we’ll thank you forever!
Our immediate goal is to build a storage shed in which to put our tools and perishables, and then we’ll need to move everything to the new location. We’ll definitely need help with moving, so you’ll hear us announce an official moving party date soon.
In the meantime, go enjoy a nice ride for no reason in particular. It’s the best kind.