FRESNO, CA (BRAIN) — Steven’s Bicycles has been a Fresno fixture at its Palm and Shields location since 1955, but the retailer will be closing its store there Nov. 22 to move to the Figarden Loop in Northwest Fresno at Brawley. Construction is in its final stages now and Steven’s will open the new store in early December, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
”We feel honored to have been a part of so many people’s lives for so many years,” said Brent Kutzbach, owner of Steven’s Bicycles since 1990. “We hear stories all the time from customers who bought their first bike from our store, and now they’re bringing their own children and even their grandchildren in to us for their bicycles.”
The new location will be larger, with an improved service area.
“Even though we’re moving we’re still the same store,” Kutzbach said. “It will always be the cornerstone of our business to provide the same friendly service that we have been known for since 1955. It will just be a lot easier to do that in a nice new store. We’ll have air conditioning and more space to spread out and show our customers even more great cycling products. We’re sad to be leaving the old place, but it was just time.”
Steven’s is working with Specialized on the new location, which will be a Specialized Elite store.
Over the past few weeks Steven’s has been sending their staff to SBCU, Specialized’s retailer education program. The new location will have a Body Geometry Fit studio with motion capture cameras.
Steven’s other location, at the corner of Willow and Nees in Clovis, will remain open for business as usual during the move.