Giant Bicycles gears up on Sackville Street

Bicycles Plus’ Barry Misener expands to the downtown core.

Misener and his new corporate partners. - VIA GIANT HALIFAX
Misener and his new corporate partners.

Sackville Street may be one of the steepest climbs in the downtown, but that's not stopping new cycling shop Giant Bicycles Halifax from opening its doors next month.

Barry Misener, owner of Bicycles Plus in Bedford, will open the Giant-branded expansion on April 1. It’ll be situated at 5536 Sackville Street, in the red-brick building on the corner of Sackville and Dresden Row. There are some renovations photos up now on the store’s website.

According to “dreamer/builder/and owner” Misener, the new store will still be a locally-owned and operated business and not a “corporate store.” The original Bicycles Plus location will continue to operate on the Bedford Highway.

“Choosing the right the location and business partners are crucial to long term retail success,” Misener said in a press release sent out Wednesday night.

“This is a very exciting time for everyone involved. When this business was created 23 years ago, I never thought we’d have two locations under our belt, and be providing employment for over 20 bike-crazy enthusiasts.”

The 3,500 square foot bicycle retail and service spot will be the first exclusively Giant-branded store east of Montreal. Misener and his team have already been selling Giant bicycles and working with the company out in Bedford for the past 15 years.

The Taiwanese Giant Manufacturing Company Ltd. bills itself as the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, with an annual global revenue of close to $2 billion. It manufacturers on- and off-road bikes, as well as BMX bikes for men, women and youths.

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