Capitol Hill’s newest bike shop and repair space is slated to open in May above Purr on 11th Ave between Pike and Pine. It’s the same building Waterman, a designer by trade, was eyeing last year before he had to put the brakes on the Alley Cafe project due to seismic retrofitting expenses for the alley space.
“Hopefully we’ll evolve into a second space that people can roll up to, but in the meantime, we’re excited to be getting our vendor relationships and thoughts aligned in a super unique and fun space,” Waterman said.
Waterman’s original project was envisioned for a unique space on the backside of the building, home to Purr and Vermillion, down the alley off E Pine between the East Precinct HQ and the Sunset Electric building. Without a street level space, Good Weather staff will help customers carry their bikes up to the second floor.
Waterman says Good Weather will be an approachable shop with mechanics who will fix-up an old Huffy or send out customers with a brand new ride. The shop will start with tune-ups and repairs with the retail side to follow. “We’re going to sell quality bikes that deeply considers the city we’re in and balance functionality with streamlined good looks and great colors,” Waterman said.
Velo’s exit from Pike/Pine left few nearby options for bike services, though that is changing. Good Weather is one of a trio of recent bicycle community and culture-focused projects in the area. In November, Metier opened its massive, 12,500 square-foot gym, cafe, cycling shop, and company HQ on E Union. A month later, a crew that gathered around Seattle’s bike polo scene opened Peloton bicycle cafe and repair shop on E Jefferson just off 12th Ave.
“We’re super excited to join 2020 as well as the newer Metier and Peloton in helping people ride more and believe there is plenty of room for us to make something special and long-lasting,” Waterman said.
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