Less than three months after Freshbikes closed its Ballston location, another bike store has opened its doors in the space.
After 11 years in business, Freshbikes closed its Ballston location “due to circumstances outside our control,” according to a message on the store’s website.
The bike store closed its two other regional locations as well.
In its place, Spokes Etc. opened this week.
Tyler Flowers, Spokes Etc.’s manager, said he isn’t worried about a lack of demand for bikes in Ballston and thinks Spokes Etc. will do just fine along the Metro corridor. The store faces competition from nearby Conte’s Bike Shop.
Though Freshbikes is gone, its sign is still there due to permitting issues, Flowers said. Once Spokes Etc. puts up its own sign in several weeks, it will hold a grand opening, he added.
Spokes Etc. already has five other locations in Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Belle View, Fairfax, Leesburg and Vienna.