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Posted April 30, 2009

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has opened a new store in SoHo at the corner of Spring and Broadway.

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Posted April 24, 2009

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (BRAIN)—The fires that have ravaged more than 30 square miles of land have not affected local retailers.

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Posted April 20, 2009

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Upland Sports Group, exclusive distributor of Capo Cycling Apparel and Capo Custom Apparel, has moved from Oakland, California.

Their new address and phone/fax number is:

5909 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (510) 652-4074
Fax: (510) 652-4082

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Posted April 15, 2009

FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—After 96 years in business, longtime Indiana retailer Koehlingers Cycling and Fitness has closed its doors.

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Posted April 7, 2009

LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Ladera Cyclery closed its doors on Sunday after more than four years in business. The Orange County, California, shop fell victim to a combination of factors including plummeting sales in February and March, low cash flow and sky-high rent.

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Posted April 6, 2009

PORTLAND, ME (BRAIN)—The newest Giant Retail Partner Podium store, Gorham Bike and Ski in Portland, Maine, celebrated its official grand opening this past Saturday.

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Posted March 30, 2009

HUTCHINSON, KS (BRAIN)—Kansas felt more like Chicago this past weekend, burying parts of the Jayhawk State in more than two feet of snow and knocking out power to at least 17,000 homes and businesses.

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Posted March 24, 2009

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—A group of high-end retailers with expertise in fit techniques have formed an association to more effectively advertise their services.

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Posted March 11, 2009

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN)—In keeping with a 20-year tradition of creating innovative marketing tools to support the efforts of its retailers, Finish Line now offers free-to-dealer hang tags like the one included in the March 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

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Posted March 8, 2009

CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—The Corona, California Jenson USA shop lost nearly $27,000 worth of high-end bikes in a burglary last week.

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Posted March 5, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—Retailers probably won't mind the dark morning rides into work if it means the extra daylight (DST starts this Sunday) translates into more cash in their registers.

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Posted March 2, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Rudy Project will launch the “Rudy Project Gear Deal” this month. The innovative promotion will give dealers the opportunity to offer a $220 package that holds over $450 in value, making it an attractive deal for consumers in today’s economy.

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Posted March 1, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Qualified transportation fringe benefits has expanded to allow up to $20 per month for bicycle commuters to spend on everything from new or used bicycles, to accessories such as lights and helmets to the monthly cost of a bicycle storage unit.

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Posted February 24, 2009

PLAINFIELD, IN (BRAIN)—Endura has moved its U.S.-based operations from Berea, Ohio to Plainfield, Indiana.

The warehouse in Indiana will further allow Endura to expand and grow its operations in the United States.

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Posted February 16, 2009

BURLINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Parlee Cycles and The Cycle Loft have formed an exclusive relationship offering high quality hand-built carbon fiber bicycle frames to the northwest of Boston and beyond.

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Posted February 12, 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Cynergy Cycles, a Specialized Concept Store in Santa Monica, California, has been sold to Sean Flynn, owner of Surf City Cyclery in Huntington Beach, California.

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Posted February 1, 2009

ATHENS, GA (BRAIN)—Specialized has launched its first Georgia concept store with the opening of Cycle Sport Concepts.

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Posted January 28, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—This May Eastern Mountain Sports will open a new store in SoHo at the corner of Spring and Broadway that triples the size of its current Manhattan location, featuring an urban loft feel and green design aspects.

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Posted January 6, 2009

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN)—The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn, New York shut its doors on December 31, according to owner Joe Dweck.

"The economy tanked us," said Dweck, adding that people weren't buying bikes. The store had been open for a year.

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Posted January 5, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

NASHUA, NH—In the midst of a tough economy, retailers are dealing with yet another challenge: rising health insurance premiums. Small and large retailers alike are facing steeper premium increases, with both having to make tough choices for themselves and their employees for the new year.

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