Brooklyn’s oldest bicycle shop, Roy’s Sheepshead Cycle, was aflame at 4:00 a.m. today, with a fire that started in the shop’s mechanical repair area. Located at 2679 Coney Island Ave. the store has been a community fixture since its establishment in 1931. Luckily, the fire did not hinder the shop’s ability to serve the neighborhood: despite the fire, the store remains open, and though the service area (located in a garage towards the back of the establishment) has been shut down, Roy’s mechanics packed up and moved into an empty storefront two doors down, according to Ilya Nikhamin, who works in sales. Nikhamin added that he expects the store to be “fully operational – 100%” within two weeks. Fire marshals have not yet discovered the cause of the fire.
-Thanks to “local broker” for the tip.