WHITTIER, CARAG — As Sunrise Cyclery reopens in a warehouse at 2901 Blaisdell Ave. S., construction is starting at its old spot on Bryant & Lake, creating a new location for Spill the Wine.
The developer The Ackerberg Group reports that the building will undergo a complete facade rehab, with new windows and “cool, modern wood siding.”
“It will be a pretty significant visual change,” said JoAnna Hicks, development director for The Ackerberg Group.
Hicks said they are close to announcing a second tenant for the site at 901 and 907 W. Lake St., noting that both are local tenants that fit the Lyn-Lake vibe.
Spill the Wine originally opened five years ago Downtown on Washington Avenue. The restaurant recently announced on its Facebook page that it is “so excited” to move into Uptown next April.
A few blocks away, Sunrise Cyclery is stretching out in a space nearly twice as big as its old storefront. Owner Jamie McDonald said they now have separate space for a public shop for people to come in and use Sunrise tools to work on their bikes.
Sunrise also has extra space to house Grease Rag, a group that works to empower women and transgender cyclists. Grease Rag hosts open shop nights on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
McDonald said he is looking forward to sunshine from windows looking onto the Greenway, and he expects the shop to be painted and camera-ready by the end of December.
Aside from the occasional drip from the ceiling and a harder-to-find location off a one-way street, staff seem to be settling in fine.
“This will be a very good thing for the shop,” McDonald said.
Sunrise Cyclery hours remain the same: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.