Specialized submit planning application for large outlet in Bristol, another former car showroom to convert into a bike store.

Swords into ploughshares; car dealerships into bike shops, part 3

Specialized has submitted a planning application to transform a former car showroom into a Specialized Concept store. The proposed store is on Eastgate road in Bristol and is the third in as many years to convert from cars to bicycles.

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op’s sixth branch opened in Sheffield and was formerly a car dealershipStephen James Cycles of Enfield is a bike shop converted from a car showroom and is operated by a car dealership.

The Bristol store – due to open in May – was formerly a Chrysler Jeep dealership. It will be the UK’s twelth Specialized Concept Store.

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