Duke’s Cycle has just announced on their web site that their new location (until they rebuild on Queen Street) is going to be at 452 Richmond Street near Spadina Avenue, just a few blocks away from the store that burned down last month in the massive Queen West fire. They join National Sound in quickly re-establishing themselves in the neighbourhood.
Duke’s is still hoping to open the doors on the new space on April 1, two weeks from today. It seems like an optimistic goal, but few would have guessed that Duke’s would be at the Bike Show just a couple of weeks after the fire. If anyone can do it, Duke’s can.
It looks like Duke’s will be replacing Fifth Avenue Auto Leasing. How poetic.
Top photo of Duke’s original location from a much larger panorama by Kevin Steele from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Bottom photo of the new location by Miles Storey.