The Bike Depot, located near the corner of First Street and Market Street is looking to expand their operations. The bike shop and human-powered courier service purchased their Market Street building in 2003, then a boarded up pawn shop. Since then, the Bike Depot has grown dramatically and has been scouting around Louisville for their second location.
Initially, a spot near Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville was announced on Fourth Street between Central Avenue and Winkler Avenue, but plans for that location have been placed on hold. New plans call for a shop to be located along Frankfort Avenue in the Clifton Neighborhood.
Jackie Green, co-owner of the Bike Depot with Cindy Baker, said the Clifton location is a better choice as there is no bike shop in the area and more regular business activity daily. The neighborhood is also more bike-friendly at this point than the South Louisville counterpart. A precise location has not yet been set for the new facility, but we expect an announcement in the coming weeks.