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New Salvagetti shop gives commuters their fix

Published December 23, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—With an emphasis on quick repairs for transportation cyclists, Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop will open a small satellite shop in 220 square feet in Denver’s Baker neighborhood, four miles from its main location.

Salvagetti owner Scott Taylor said the new shop, which will open in the coming weeks behind his planned Happy Coffee café, is a response to requests from customers who live in the neighborhood, which currently does not have a bike shop.

“It’s a store geared toward keeping your bike going, to the commuter,” he said. “Commuters need a place to just pop in and not miss their ride.”

The new shop will be staffed by a single mechanic and will be open five days a week in the spring and summer, three days in the fall and winter.

Happy Coffee, meanwhile, replaces the coffee business at Salvagetti’s main shop. It will open in 1,400 square feet in February or March and also house a writing center in the basement offering a creative outlet for children and teens.

“I’m hoping it attracts a lot of volunteers,” said Taylor.

Salvagetti moves into Baker as the neighborhood’s business district undergoes a transformation. Taylor said a friend plans to open a brewery nearby and that a couple of clothing stores are also moving in.

“There’s something magical happening down there. I’m stoked to be part of it,” he said.

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