Check it out: The Downtube storefront on Madison Ave in Albany is set to reopen this week.
The bike shop's building was damaged in a second-floor fire a year ago, and its first-floor retail space suffered extensive smoke and water damage. It's now been restored and renovated. There are a few pics after the jump.
The Downtube's Adam Hahn said they had been doing bike repairs out of the shop's garage last spring and summer and into the early winter. The shop has been closed the last few months for the renovations.
"We're here and ready to sell bikes, fix bikes," Hahn said to us this week during our quick peek at the space.
Hahn says The Downtube is aiming to be open this Thursday and Friday, and definitely this Saturday. (The shop had a soft open day this past weekend, too.) Hours going forward: Tuesday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturdays 10 am-5 pm.
The Downtube has been operating since 1972, and at this location since 1980.
Downtube Bicycle Works
466 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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