Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 29th, 2006 at 5:38 am
The Northeast Portland based Community Cycling Center (CCC) has just announced that they plan to close their retail store in downtown Vancouver (WA) on August 2, 2006.
According to an official statement from the CCC, the Vancouver location (which opened in April 2005) has, "not performed as well as planned."
Founding board member and current board president Jay Graves said the decision to close the retail store was not easy, "but it’s the right thing to do for the long term sustainability of the CCC.”
The CCC will continue to support the Vancouver community with their signature programs like Bike Safety Club, the Holiday Bike Drive, and others.
I wasn't too surprised to hear this news because I'm well aware that new Executive Director Susan Remmers (photo, right) is not afraid to make tough decisions. When I met with her back in March—just days after she took the reins—it was clear she would chart a new and improved course for the CCC and that she was prepared to do whatever it took to make the organization successful.
Next week I'll bring you a more in-depth look at the other changes Remmers has brought to the CCC during her first four months on the job.