We got an innovative bike shop in Brooklyn that's bringing together bikes, coffee, and beer to give you a place to relax before, during, or after using the shop. It's Red Lantern Bicycles, at 345 Myrtle Ave (Carlton/Adelphi), in Fort Greene.
Red Lantern Bicycles has been in business for a while but there's one thing that never got finished...the storefront.
According to Brian, the owner, they just couldn't afford to make a new storefront, so to get by they MacGyver'd it by ziptying some bikes to the outside of the building (see below).
That worked for a while but it's time for an upgrade. The plan now is to raise $5,000 through online contributions at Lucky Ant to fund it.
The good news for you? With every donation you get something in return. Here's your return on investment:
$10 - 3 coffees or intertubes
$25 - 2 lbs of coffee or 3 tire fixes
$50 - 1 hr bike service or training (1 hr "date" with bike mechanic)
$75 - 2 tickets to bike mechanic classes
$125 - 3 tickets to in-house showing of "Breaking Away" with open bar
$500 - Free tune-ups for life!
Of course, aside from the above perks your donation's real contribution goes to help a small, local business get better.
What do you say? Let's help them get a stinking sign!
(Special thanks to our friends at the Myrtle Avenue Avenue Brooklyn Partnership for this tip.)