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Monday, January 4, 2016

Newark Bike Exchange Closed Following Flood


Newark, New Jersey: A non-profit bike shop's Downtown Newark location has closed. 

The Newark Bike Exchange, which is part of the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, occupied the ground floor space of 239 Washington Street, between Market and Campbell Street, for over three years, according to the program director. The space had previously been occupied by the Seed Gallery, which has since moved to Market Street.

However, the building, which dates to 1880, suffered a flood on December 1st, and the store will not be able to reopen reportedly due to the cost of fixing the power. In addition, the building previously occupied by the Newark Bike Exchange and surrounding buildings will be torn down in the near future to make way for the Four Corners Millennium Project, which will include new buildings containing apartments, hotels, stores, restaurants, and offices.

The shop sold and repaired new and used bicycles and equipment and held community events. There are other Bike Exchange locations in Trenton, Plainfield, and New Brunswick. The organization is currently looking for a new location for the Newark store.

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