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Industry Ticker: PUBLIC Bikes opens Portland showroom

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 11th, 2015 at 1:05 pm


PUBLIC Bikes, a San Francisco-based brand launched in 2010 by Rob Forbes (of Design Within Reach fame), will open a showroom in Portland tomorrow. Their new space (shared with an apparel company) is tucked inside an old commercially-zoned Victorian on the hot retail strip of NW 23rd street.

This is the company’s first retail space to open outside of the Bay Area and it’s another example that — despite our stagnation on the political and infrastructure front — Portland remains an epicenter of bicycle industry talent and bike-related economic development.

Check out PUBLIC’s announcement below for more info on the space and what to expect:
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