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Avondale Cycles Moving To Atlanta

The bike shop will open March 4 in the Old Fourth Ward with the name Atlanta Beltline Bicycles.

The Avondale Estates shop that specializes in inexpensive, rehabbed bicycles is moving to the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta.

Benjamin Stimis said he recently shut the doors on Avondale Cycles at 2754 E. College Ave.

He will open Atlanta Beltline Bicycles March 4 at 151 Sampson St. NE, Atlanta.

Stimis said he planned to stick around Avondale Estates a while but the larger space (2,500 square feet, compared to 1,600 in Avondale Estates) convinced him to make the move.

Stimis started out in Avondale Estates with Label Discount, which sells Costco overruns. He put a few fixed-up bikes out front and discovered they sold quickly, so he expanded that part of his businss.

The Atlanta store will sell only bikes, he said.

Jonathan Belcher February 07, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Sorry to see them leave Avondale, I wish them luck in their new location. Its hard sometimes to have a small business in Avondale. Our family will be celebrating our 66th year anniversary in Avondale this month. We have seen a lot of folks come and go over the years. I hope Avondale will some day be a destination, rather than a drive through town. In the 50s 60s and even 70s Avondale had more small business and activity than Decatur. Our anniversa. Party will be February 23. All our welcome.
Eric Scott Sembrat February 19, 2013 at 01:33 PM
We're so excited to have you guys right on the Beltline!
Chris H February 19, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Very excited to have you at the end of my street in O4W!! Now the question is, will you be renting bikes? If so, you will make a killing! While riding my bike, I've been asked several times by people on the Beltline where to rent bikes. I always send them all the way up to Skate Escape on Piedmont.

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