Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Bike Shop Rolls onto Blanding; 6th Bruegger's Bagels Opens

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Bike Shop Rolls onto Blanding; 6th Bruegger's Bagels Opens

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Cycle Spectrum Bike Shop opened Dec. 22, just in time for

Christmas, at 64 Blanding Blvd., across from the Orange Park

Mall. Manager Marc Coutu said Orange Park was chosen for the

newest franchise location "because there is a good market . . .

for cycling in the Orange Park area."

The bike shop is located in a building previously occupied by

Color Tile, and the building has been renovated into three

storefront locations. The bike shop occupies one section, which

is about 2,000 square feet, Coutu said.

They will sell children's bicycles, BMX racing, mountain and

road bicycles in the price range from $100 to $1,000, he said.

When a customer buys a bicycle from Cycle Spectrum, they will

receive free adjustments for as long as they own the bicycle.

And for services such as changing a flat tire, there will be no

labor charge, he said. The store also will carry accessories for

all types of cycling.

There are 34 Cycle Spectrum Bike Shops nationally, located in

Texas, Arizona and Florida, said owner and general manager Randy

Pittaluga. Pittaluga and partner Mike Spratt, president, own the

chain of bike shops based in Dallas. There are three Cycle

Spectrum Bike Shops in the Jacksonville area. The shops will be

involved in the community. "We do free safety checkups,

discounts for schools for their bike rodeos, and stuff like

that," Pittaluga said.

A new Bruegger's Bagels franchise opened Dec. 27 at 1911-1 Wells

Road, in front of Home Depot. This is the sixth Bruegger's

Bagels to open in the Jacksonville area since March, said chief

operating officer Joel Britzman.

"Orange Park is the master franchisee for Bruegger's Bagels in

Jacksonville and Orlando," Britzman said. There are six of the

franchises in Jacksonville and six in Orlando, he said. …

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