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CRANFORD, NJ (BRAIN) — Hilltop Bicycles of Summit, New Jersey, opened a second, larger location in nearby Cranford on Saturday, April 20. A grand-opening celebration is planned for the first weekend in May.

Suppliers offer discounts as inventory builds and 2014 models approach

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Snow in the Northeast and the Rockies—even in Phoenix—along with rain and flooding in the Midwest have created late-winter challenges for bike retailers and their suppliers.

BAIE-D’URFÉ, Québec (BRAIN) — Marking its 25th anniversary, the newly remodeled Giant by Teal Sport store near Montréal celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with Giant Bicycle Canada.

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Retailers in the Boston area were able to re-open Saturday, after authorities lifted a "shelter in place" order that was in effect during a manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.

CALABASAS, CA (BRAIN) — Moots is opening its first U.S. boutique store as part of a cycling-themed business establishment in Los Angeles County that mixes retail, a café and a full-service restaurant.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Thanks to 2012’s unseasonably warm winter, IBD sales suffered from unfavorable year-ago comparisons this February but showed strength when viewed against the more realistic 2011 period, according to data from research firm Leisure Trends Group.

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) — Northern Marin County gets a new purveyor of bikes—and beer, too, if all goes according to plan—as Bicycle Brüstop prepares to open April 27 as a Giant partner store.

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Cycleast, a new custom shop in the Texas capital, is also entering the distribution business, bringing in handmade carbon fiber and steel road and track bikes from the Czech Republic’s Festka Bicycles as the brand’s U.S. importer.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet on Thursday announced the launch of “order today, deliver today” service.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland city-bike specialist Joe Bike, which relocated to a larger space in January, has now opened a separate cycling clothing store, JoeBike Apparel, in its former location on Stumptown’s fashionable Hawthorne Boulevard.

NORTH OLMSTED, OH (BRAIN) — Cleveland-area retailer Eddy’s Bike Shop has expanded its North Olmsted location, doubling in size to more than 10,000 square feet. It’s the second expansion for the store, which grew to 5,000 square feet from 3,000 four years earlier.

PETERBOROUGH, NH (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports will host a grand opening of its new store in Nashua, New Hampshire, from April 12-14. Located at 281 Daniel Webster Highway, the 22,204-square-foot space is more than twice the size of the company’s previous location across the street.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.  

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—After a year away from the Chicagoland area, Turin Bicycles is back in the Windy City with a new store that will emphasize its own branded bikes, clothing and accessories.

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s Sporting Goods saw net income rise 10 percent to $291 million for its fiscal year ended Feb. 2 as net sales jumped 12 percent to $5.84 billion, according to the company’s 10-K filing.

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — REI increased sales by 7.4 percent to $1.93 billion in 2012 but saw net income drop 3.9 percent to $29 million due to tighter margins, according to the company’s year-end earnings statement.

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PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry.com continues to consolidate its online bike retail sites, closing RealCyclist.com and pointing its traffic to its CompetitiveCyclist.com site.
 
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SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—After six years in its current space, Santa Fe retailer Mellow Velo is headed downtown next month to a larger location just 100 yards off the city’s historic plaza.

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Outspokin Cycles of Clearwater, Florida, has expanded to a second location with the opening of its Giant partner store in Tampa.

OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN) — Chicago triathlon specialty retailer Element Multisport is looking to serve a broader customer base with its new store, Element Cyclesport, in Oak Park, Illinois. 

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