Earlier this week we stopped by the brand new shop in Saint Paul, to pay a visit to Jacob Flinsch-Garrison and see how preparations were coming for the grand opening, happening later this month. Green Tire is housed on 1213 Randolph Avenue in Saint Paul in an old women’s consignment shop (and they have the signs to prove it).
The shop intends to carry both new and used bicycles, and parts, and assist in being a resource for local cycling commuters. In terms of new bikes, Green Tire carries both Torker and Redline bikes, including both kids and adults bikes.
Jacob the shop’s mechanic and manager, previously worked at bike shops in both Duluth and Vermont and is excited for the opportunity to serve the community.
“We will work on all bikes, and want to sell bikes that are affordable”. Jacob told us during our visit. Certainly, looking at their prices for service, they are part of the way there. In attempting to bring in another stream of revenue, Green Tire Bike Shop is also growing their online presence, offering a browsable catalogue and ordering at www.greentirebikes.com.
They have already un-officially opened their doors, as they continue to try to grow their inventory for bikes and have begun to take in repairs, however, the grand opening will happen sometime later this month. If you are looking to stop by now, just give them a call (651) 321-3297, to see if they are around, Jacob is quick to answer, also you can follow them on Twitter, where they sometimes post special deals.
Good luck fellas!