Monday, April 9, 2018

Pedal Pusher


Reader Bill Marden writes in to say that the Pedal Pusher Bike Shop on Second Avenue between 68th & 69th has closed.

photos: Bill Marden

He says:

"Store had been in current location for nearly 50 years. Suddenly closed in early March 2018. A nearby dry cleaner told me that the bike shop closed due to a recent rent increase (big surprise). Besides selling bikes, the store was well known for its bike rentals to groups and its repair services. They'll be missed."

The clothing shop next door is sitting empty, too. More high-rent blight.

1 comment:

Caleo said...

I live very near this space, and the empty spot next to the bike shop has been vacant for quite some time. There have also been a wave of small business closures along Lexington Ave. in the 60's through the 80's.
High rent blight is chewing up this city neighborhood by neighborhood.