Employee Zane Baker-Poveromo busy at work. Daniel Sheehan photos More room, visibility in Treadmark space
Ashmont residents and cycling enthusiasts may have noticed a familiar face in new digs in recent weeks with the neighborhood bike shop Ashmont Cycles moving into storefront space in the Treadmark building.
On Aug. 25, owner Jack Pelletier officially opened the doors at 1977 Dorchester Ave., just a stone’s throw from his former site on Talbot Avenue next to Ashmont Grill, where he had operated since setting up shop in 2011.
Pelletier said in an interview that the new shop gives his employees more room to work, provides ample natural light thanks to a row of storefront windows, and overall creates a better shopping experience for customers.
“The other space was initially built as a working garage; my shop was basically one of the bays of the garage, so it was pretty tight with low ceilings,” he said. “Here, there’s obviously more room and there’s just a better flow for people walking in and out.”
Inside the shop, bicycles hang from a ceiling rack by the windowfront while a display behind the counter offers a wide array of parts, tools, and accessories. In a back room, Pelletier and his small staff – a handful of grease-stained teens, including his son Isaac – tinker with bikes.
Pelletier acknowledged Carl Micci of Micci Fuel, his former neighbor, for his “tremendous support” over the years, and also thanked Trinity Financial and Greater Ashmont Main Streets for their assistance with the move.The shop’s […]