Entertainment and office district City Foundry STL announced late last year that Big Shark Bicycle Company would be joining its growing development in Midtown St. Louis in 2023.
The full-service bicycle shop will operate a 4,100-square-foot space beneath Alamo Drafthouse City Foundry, on the far west side of the City Foundry property. The retail store will have the same feel as the Big Shark’s downtown Urban Shark location, according to a press release.
“With this new location, we want to show off the in-depth knowledge our staff has not only about bike models but also how to repair and maintain your bikes,” said Mike Weiss, owner and co-founder of Big Shark.
The City Foundry shop will have a showroom with displays of bicycles, products, and accessories as well as a space fully equipped for repair and service requests. A new, exclusive bike model called “The STL” also will be sold at the City Foundry store, according to the release.
“The bike community of St. Louis continues to grow with the development of path networks including the Brickline Greenway, which will flow right through City Foundry STL, making it a connecting point to much of the city,” Weiss said. “This is a huge draw for us, naturally, but there is so much that this new location offers us, including our ability to serve more of St. Louis.
“City Foundry offers a diverse intersection of people, and we want to become that departure point for people’s journey, whether they are just learning how to ride a bike or have been doing it for years,” Weiss added. “We cannot wait to join this historic property and its community.”
An exact opening date for the bike shop has not been announced.