Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 26th, 2007 at 1:36 am
I just published a story about the DIY on-street bike parking in front of ¿Por Que No? taqueria on N. Mississippi Avenue.
Then, in a strange coincidence, at nearly the exact moment I hit “publish,” a reader (without knowing about my story) sent me some interesting information about an email he just received from the owner of ¿Por Que No?, Bryan Steelman (he’s also president of the local business association).
The email — which was sent to the ¿Por Que No? customer email list — seems to not only confirm the cafe’s intentions to get an on-street bike corral, but it also says cyclists can get a free taco tomorrow just for showing up!
Here’s the email:
“In celebration of the return of summer, and with the goal of adding city bike parking stalls in the car parking spots in front of the restaurant, I am giving one taco away to everyone who rides their bike to Por Que No tomorrow, Thursday, between 3 and 6pm.
Yes, it can be shrimp, and no, you don’t have to buy anything else…so show up on a bike, I’ll make some extra room for parking in the street, and enjoy a taco for being part of the solution!”
If this on-street bike corral comes to fruition, it would be the third such facility in the Mississippi area. The other two are located on side streets (adjacent to N. Mississippi Ave.) just a few blocks up the road at N. Beech (Amnesia Brewing) and at N. Shaver Streets (Fresh Pot).