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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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Rent Gouge Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate 3 SoHo Stores on Lafayette Street

Posted October 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Bicycle Habitat completed its SoHo consolidation earlier this month. After thirty-seven years at 242-244 Lafayette Street – the space in which it was founded – the venerable bike business was forced to downsize. The operation is now centralized up the block at 250 Lafayette. 242-244 Lafayette are now vacant, stripped of branding, and awaiting the […]

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Rent Hike Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate its Footprint on Lafayette Street

Posted August 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The consolidation is happening. Bicycle Habitat is in fact downsizing its SoHo footprint, as previously reported. The 27-year-old shop has been on the outs since this past May. We learned at the time that the landlord of its longtime HQ at 242-244 Lafayette Street sought “sky high rents” for these two marquee spaces. While negotiations […]

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Lafayette Losses: Possible Bicycle Habitat Downsizing, 16 Handles and Iconic Cafe Close

Posted May 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

The mid-section of Lafayette Street is apparently in transition. Three particular stores on the one block between Prince and Spring are undergoing a retail shift. Of particular note is Bicycle Habitat. The 27-year-old SoHo store is operating on an extension and currently negotiating a long-term lease in order to stay at its longtime HQ (244 […]

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