Friday, July 3, 2015
George Philbert has closed up his bike shop at 193 E. Fourth St. just east of Avenue A.
He removed his sign on Sunday…
[Photo by Greg Masters]
He has said that a rent hike forced him out. One reader said that Philbert, who has been repairing bikes around the city since 1970, will look for a new shop once he returns from a vacation.
The listing at Bond says that a restaurant is OK for the space. The asking rent is $3,750 for 340 square feet.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Rent hike will force Bikes, By George! to close on East 4th Street