10-30-2006, 11:29 PM
As I reported last weekend (http://innovativetransport.blogspot.com/2006/10/last-warm-bikey-weekend.html), the wonderful Bike Shop at 7 corners is no more. Well it does still exist, just not at 7 corners. Cory Cartwright has procured a great new space on SE 21st (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60961560@N00/278061324/%22) near People's Coop. He's got three times the space and a huge amount of daylight. I caught up with Cory and he's absolutely thrilled with the space. He has a great big garage door which brings in lots of fresh air and light. There's plenty of space (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60961560@N00/283228880/) for more bikes and Cory's warm-hearted smile (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60961560@N00/283228877/) greets each and every customer. I've long been a fan of Corey both because he's so amicable, but he has also been very supportive of the Community Exchange Bike School (http://www.exchangecycletours.org/bike-school.htm). I personally feel that this was a smart move because the unfriendliness of Division keeps cyclists away, whereas SE 21st (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60961560@N00/213064501/) is extremely bike-friendly and the traffic to People's Coop (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vj_pdx/144573060/) should bring him a lot of business. So check out his new space and support a wonderful local entrepeneur.