Peoples Bicycle Opens On Main Street

Peoples Bicycle Opens On Main Street

Peoples Bicycle has been around in Beacon since 2009, first at a small space on South Chestnut, and more recently at an expansive warehouse location on Maple Street. After one and a half years of planning and engineering and structural repairs and build-out, this past Second Saturday marked the establishment’s arrival on Main Street proper, at 430 Main, right across from The Beacon theater. A sizable crowd turned out to celebrate the occasion and drink the free beer.

Earlier in the day an official opening was held, with Mayor Randy Casale doing the ribbon-cutting honors. Proprietors Jon Miles and Sarah Womer could take a moment to enjoy the transformed space and get ready for a new level of  business for years to come. Good luck! Store hours are Monday through Friday 12-7, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 7pm. There is a rumor of first come first served homemade donuts on weekend mornings.

A big crowd turned out for beer and bicycles.

A big crowd turned out for beer and bicycles.

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A happy customer on her new Gazelle.

Bikes were moved to the courtyard out back during the opening festivities.

Bikes were moved to the courtyard out back during the opening festivities.

The space is well-designed and uses the high ceilings to advantage.

The space is well-designed and uses the high ceilings to advantage.

Breezers have a good reputation as excellent commuter bicycles.

Breezers have a good reputation as excellent commuter bicycles, complete with fenders, racks, and chain guards.

The displays are clean and well-organized.

The displays are clean and well-organized.

Customers check out accessories during the opening.

A customer checks out accessories during the opening.

The cargo bike business is a separate enterprise, but they can be ordered from the shop.

The cargo bike business is a separate enterprise, but they can be ordered from the shop.

Owner Jon Miles puts the Gazelle back in the window for safekeeping.

Owner Jon Miles puts the Gazelle back in the window for safekeeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to Peoples Bicycle Opens On Main Street

  1. Prue Posner says:

    You should have mentioned the absolutely gorgeous job of refurbishing that wreck of a site by Patrick Freeman and his assistants. As always, Patrick turned a dump into an incredible space that not only the owners but all of Beacon can be proud of.

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