Rapha Cycle Shop to Close Next Week

Posted on: September 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 am by

For over two months, the Rapha Cycle Club pop-up at 352 Bowery has entertained the two-wheeled masses with bike-related exhibits and entertainment (Tour de France, film screenings), as well as limited retail offerings.  The cafe portion of the setup was fueled by Third Rail Coffee and Stumptown. But all that’s about to end. The countdown to closure is now reset at eight days.

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In fact, September 30 is the last day for the gallery-cum-cycle club. The final exhibition is entitled “Speed, Style & Comfort: The Art of Britain’s Bespoke Bicycle,” which is a prized collection of 1930s through 1950s era British racing and touring bicycles.

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Meanwhile, the three parcels of 348-352 Bowery are still listed on the market as Grieve had mentioned over the summer. Real estate signs are now in place, despite recent developments that the Grimaldi’s people are trying to open a 62-seat restaurant here. However, they were denied a liquor license at last week’s Community Board 2 meeting.

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