A bicycle shop that has made downtown Roanoke its home for several years is moving to Grandin Village.
Starlight Bikes, a shop that sells and repairs bicycles and accessories, will move from its store at Second Street and Kirk Avenue to a space next to Too Many Books on Grandin Road.
“I think it is going to be huge for our business,” owner Stratton Delaney said.
Delaney said he’s always wanted his shop to be in the Grandin area, but he hadn’t found the right space until now. The new location is where Designs on Grandin, a hair salon, closed in November.
He said he believes locating the business in the neighborhood will boost sales.
“People in Grandin Village are in the mood to spend money,” he said. “They aren’t downtown for work or because they are going to court.”
To read more about the bike shop’s move, read the rest of the column here.
Also in the column, a locally-owned fabric and upholstery store, French Thistle, has moved to Charleston, S.C., and the Lakeside Kroger in Salem will see a $2 million remodel.