Bikesport Bellingham now open in Fountain District

A little more than one month after “coming early 2014” signs went up in its windows, Bikesport Bellingham, a cycling retailer, opened on March 14 at 2416 Meridian St.

The business, which is located in the building that was a former home to Fountain Drug & Galleria, is run by Andy and Stacy Walker, along with their business partners, Scott Kowal and Tassie Orem-Kowal.

Andy Walker said, in Febraury prior to the store’s opening, that the shop will carry several brands of bikes, including lines from Jamis, Cannondale, Santa Cruz and GT Bicycles. It will also offer repair services and cycling accessories, as well as kids’ products, he said.

An 1,100-square-foot space for an auxiliary tenant on the building’s north side remains available, Walker said, in a followup email March 17. He added that he and his wife—the couple purchased the building earlier this year—are still looking for a tenant for the space that will fit well with Bikesport and its future customer base.

Bikesport is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information can be found on the store’s Facebook page.

In related retail news, Jack’s Bicycle Center, located at 1907 Iowa St., filed an application for a building permit from the City of Bellingham on March 5 to make tenant improvements valued by city permitting officials at $25,000.

Jack’s is seeking to add walls to its storage area, create additional service space and demolish walls in order to expand its retail operations.

The shop is online at www.jacksbicyclecenter.net.

Evan Marczynski, associate editor of The Bellingham Business Journal, can be reached at 360-647-8805, Ext. 5052, or evan@bbjtoday.com. 

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