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So Long Chapel Hill

February 11, 2013


Don’t panic, we’re not closing, but…

…we are moving.

What???  Again?!  Yup.  This will be our fourth location in six years, but this time it’s for keeps.

Where?!  100 Boyd Street in Carrboro.  Right around the corner; where Nice Price Books has been for the last 26 years.

When?!  Early April-ish.

WHY???  More space, longer term location, and because Carrboro doesn’t have enough bike shops.

A little bit of the back story: We’re finally following through on a deal that’s been in the works so long it’s almost become a running gag.  Barry and Cindy of Nice Price Books are closing their Carrboro location and selling us the building.  I, like a lot of folks, will be sad to see them go, but I am honored that they’ve chosen Back Alley Bikes as the torch-bearer for the building.

In the meantime, stock up on discount media during Nice Price’s progressive discount store-closing sale, and keep an eye out for the Back Alley Bikes store-moving sale.  Please save us all from the back-breaking work of having to move this  stuff somewhere else!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Holland permalink
    February 11, 2013 11:17 am

    You will lose the Recyclery as a back-door partner and the food shop… Hmmm… but you gain the new art center… and you fill the shoes of a literary tradition.

    Could you keep the book motif and lend an erudite feel to your new shop. You already have a great music connection. Books and music fill that building. Please consider lighting a new torch when you move and bring books and bikes to kids.

    Good luck with the move. Do you need to borrow a moving trailer?

    • February 11, 2013 11:22 am

      The food and coffee is coming with us!

      We’ll definitely keep the music and maybe some select books…

      Time will tell.


      • February 11, 2013 11:54 am

        Yaye!!! Happy for BAB & LSM. Both of you guys will be closer… Lucky Carrboro!!! Good luck with that!!! Also, the Books & Bikes idea sounds too good to pass up, if atall ever ever possible.

  2. February 11, 2013 12:12 pm

    And of course. Let us know if you want help moving stuff. I have friends with trailers 🙂

  3. February 11, 2013 2:42 pm

    This is more rad than Cru Jones, yo!

  4. February 11, 2013 5:20 pm

    how many years before the rooftop terraza discoteque?

  5. Louise Tremblay permalink
    February 11, 2013 7:57 pm

    exciting news! (once one gets past the loss of Nice Price.) glad to hear more good neighbors are coming to my office’s block. Together we can sneak into the pool at the new hotel and make nuisances of ourselves!

  6. February 13, 2013 12:04 am

    Boo!! Quitters!!

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