Dah Shop Veteran Opens ‘Off the Bridge’ Hybrid Shop for Bike Repair and Coffee

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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With all the transportation-related changes underway at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge – namely the traffic reconfiguration and the Forsyth Street Plaza project – it was only a matter of time before the symbiotic business started to sprout. The cornershop at Canal and Forsyth Streets is ready for the newest commercial occupant. In fact, the third coffee shop to roll the dice since Crawford Jewelry relocated to the Bowery diamond district three years ago.

Albeit with a twist.

Hardcore bike fanatic Qian “Q” Who, co-founder of BMX-specifiec Dah Shop on Division Street, recently left the seven-year-old business to strike out on his own. And it’s rather ambitious. Off the Bridge is a new “modular” bike repair shop that splits its time as a coffee station. So you can fix both your bike and caffeine addiction at the same time.

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Plenty of gear and tools hang from the walls; coffee is sourced from Irving Farm Coffee Roasters.

Off the Bridge soft-opened last weekend, and seems poised to capitalize on the foot and cycle traffic that filters to/from the bridge. Hence the name.

Post script: Off the Bridge owner Q spent last year on his bicycle riding across the country.

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