Now Chase has moved, and expanded, again. He’s back in his old neighborhood, on 4th Avenue and Main Street. The old Sinclair, Conoco, Breggo, or floral shop (depending on how long you’ve lived in Lyons). Chase says he spent the “lull” time between Christmas and New Years getting the new place fixed up and making the move. He was open for business on the last day of 2010. Not being a big fan of pastels, he has brightened the place up with some vibrant primary colors. At the urging of some biker friends, the old refrigerated walk-in, and cold storage shelves (now bike storage and merchandise display units) stayed. “Lyons is a funky place,” explained Chase, and recycling the display cases definitely adds a funky groove to the shop.
With the larger shop, Chase now has areas he calls the “employee lounge” and his “parts washing” station. His long-term plans are to convert an old bathroom into a “fitting room” (for fitting bikes to customers?). Being back in the center of town, with its new facelift, also appeals to Chase, who says he gets an energy boost just watching all the foot traffic that passes by each day and night. So the next time you’re strolling downtown, stop in and check out the new “biggest bike shop in Lyons.”