COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailer Bruce McGrew recently opened a second Pro Cycling store on Colorado Springs’ east side. Located in a high-traffic retail development, the new store serves a growing part of the city, which is home to about 450,000 residents. The shop opened its doors mid-June.
McGrew, who opened the first Pro Cycling store near downtown Colorado Springs’ in 2003, said he had thought about expanding for some time, and finally the right opportunity came about when he bumped into the owner of the retail development at a party.
“He told me he would like to have a bike shop out there on that side of town, and he gave me a favorable rate in a high-profile location,” McGrew said. “We’re coming in at the right time I think. The east side was underserved, and the shops out in that area are more performance oriented and don’t cater to family-style bikes. Since it’s the growth part of the city, we felt that kind of store would do well.”
The new store focuses on lower to mid-priced mountain, road, fitness and kids’ bikes and e-bikes. The original Pro Cycling store caters to enthusiasts and racers with a …read more