Locals probably know it for its service, but people all around the region and the world know it as the place where Davidson Bicycles are made by hand.
The good news for Davidson fans is that maker Bill Davidson is not stopping. He plans to move operations to a new fabrication shop where he can focus on building bikes.
But the retail shop is closing as Bob Freeman starts his well-earned retirement. The shop will close September 30.
Here’s an email to shop customers, posted to facebook:
All good things must come to an end, and new things will start. After 31 years at the bike shop, we decided to close Elliott Bay Bicycles on September 30, 2014. Bob will start enjoying retirement and riding his vintage bikes, and Bill will start a new fabrication shop to do what he enjoys the most, building a custom bicycle. The new Davidson will continue to serve our Davidson customers.
As of a part of closing process, we begin a “farewell sale” on September 2nd in an effort to clear out our entire inventory. All of our inventory will be offered with largely discounted prices. We hope you will come and take advantage of these savings. All outstanding Davidson orders will be finished by the end of September, and Bill will continue to offer service to all Davidson customers at the new location.
We want to thank you for being a loyal customer and tell you how much we have enjoyed having you as a customer. Please don’t hesitate to stop by and wish us well if you like before September 30th. We will be happy to see you.
Bill, Bob and the staff of Elliott Bay Bicycles