Houndstooth Road leaving downtown Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 14, 2014
The sign on the door of Houndstooth Road in downtown Decatur, Ga. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The sign on the door of Houndstooth Road in downtown Decatur, Ga. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

A local cycling shop known for selling expensive imported bikes is leaving its location in downtown Decatur.

The shop was closed this weekend and has a note on the door that says, “Friends we are moving this month, more to come.”

Owner Jae Schmidt told Decaturish that the overhead at the Church Street location “just doesn’t work for us.”

“Independent retail in embattled and the bicycle industry overall has had a challenged year,” Schmidt said. “We have had some vendors lose their US importers, distributor mergers, and volatile international currencies. We have an amazingly loyal customer base across the southeast, so our options are broad.”

There’s no word on where the business will be moving. Houndstooth was founded in 2010, and opened in Decatur in 2012. It has developed a niche clientele and organized regular “Tweed and Vintage” rides in the city.

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  • blackbird13

    Kudos for not blaming it on a lack of parking.

  • Patsy Neal

    Wherever they move the business, they must keep the “tweed and vintage” rides going. Although I’m unable to join these days, it’s always a pleasure to see their retro rides on the streets, the Beltline, or in the parks.

  • Leslie Wilson

    A very good bike shop. I hope that they find a suitable new location.

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