Reblogged from Columbia Spector
Patrons and neighbors said they will miss south Harlem bike store MODSquad Cycles when its owners close up shop and move to Luxembourg at the end of the month.
The store, located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 114th and 115th
street, was one of the street’s first upscale stores when it opened in 2008. Today, Frederick Douglass Boulevard is known as Harlem Restaurant Row after all the eateries that line the street.
“I think our presence made the neighborhood attractive to set up shop in this area,” co-owner Oyé Carr said. “There are so many different food places—I think it’s been nice to have other types of small businesses to anchor the strip.”
MODSquad, alongside a few other small stores, pioneered a wave of businesses opening in the neighborhood, including a bar hall, a sushi restaurant, and coffee shops, according to Carr.
Beth Renaud, a MODSquad…
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