A Langford bike shop is looking for a new home after being handed a two-month eviction notice. (Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop)(Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop)

A Langford bike shop is looking for a new home after being handed a two-month eviction notice. (Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop)(Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop)

Langford bike shop handed two-month eviction notice

Property to be home to a two-storey building with office space, retail

A Langford bike shop is looking for a new place to call home after being handed a two-month eviction notice.

“It caught us all off guard,” said Rob Barron, co-owner of Re-Buy-Cycle Shop. “Regular customers could tell the day I found out because my attitude just dropped. That level of depression hit hard, but we can’t just give up.”

Barron said the shop has been financially coasting along as of late, seeing a slight increase in bike sales due to more people trying to stay active during COVID-19. But the space they have at their current location is very specific to their needs.

READ MORE: Langford eateries see silver lining amidst COVID-19

They have a designated area where they can teach young kids how to ride bikes for the first time, a crowded backyard where they’ve amassed a ton of donated bikes plus a 40-foot storage container which sits beside their building.

That container is a big deal to Barron and his girlfriend, who planned to fill it with refurbished bikes to send to Nansana, a district in the city of Kampala, Uganda for use in underprivileged communities.

The nearly 17,000 sq. ft. space, including the bike shop and the parking lot beside, has been sold by a Victoria commercial real estate company.

ALSO READ: VIDEO: Rugby players join launch of community relief fund for Vancouver Islanders

Langford has the land at 1112 Goldstream Ave. and 1109 Donna Ave. under commercial zoning. CBRE Victoria plans to develop a two-storey building with retail at the corner intersection and mostly office space.

CBRE Victoria Senior Vice President Ross Marshall said they’re still looking to fill tenants and construction is planned to begin this summer. Depending on the restrictions of COVID-19, it could be completed within 12 months.

“We were under the impression that we’d at least have until July to figure out a plan, but now we only have less than two months,” Barron said.

They have to be off the premises by June 15 and hope to remain in Langford.


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

Langford

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Langford bike shop handed two-month eviction notice

Just Posted

Firefighters respond to a fire on Heatherly Road in Colwood Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
December and January, so far, have seen their share of rain. (Black Press Media file photo)
Potential for snow in Greater Victoria after unusually wet December, January

Winter is on the way, says Environment and Climate Change Canada

Victoria police say the number of business break and enters in the city has been rising for the last four months. (Twitter/VicPD)
Business break and enters on the rise in Victoria

Sophisticated techniques used to defeat alarm systems, police say

A female prisoner sent Langford police officers a thank-you card after she spent days in their custody. (Twitter/West Shore RCMP)
Woman gives Victoria-area jail 4.5-star review in handwritten card to police after arrest

‘We don’t often get thank you cards from people who stay with us, but this was sure nice to see’: RCMP

Rendering offers an overhead view of proposed tiny home community using repurposed shipping containers in the Caledonia/Vancouver street parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park. Council voted to allow Aryze Developments apply for a temporary use permit as part of the project. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)
Anonymous donor boosts shipping container housing project in Victoria

Donor promises to match further donations until $500,000 goal is met

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepares a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic, April 21, 2020. (B.C. Government)
B.C. adjusts COVID-19 vaccine rollout for delivery slowdown

Daily cases decline over weekend, 31 more deaths

B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)
B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions

Provincial government says pandemic has intensified need for mental health supports

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
No Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next week; feds still expect 4M doses by end of March

More cases of U.K. variant, South African variant found in Canada

Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were found to have a 95 per cent efficacy

An empty Peel and Sainte-Catherine street is shown in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Poll finds strong support for COVID-19 curfews despite doubts about effectiveness

The poll suggests 59 per cent remain somewhat or very afraid of contracting COVID-19

Egg producers in B.C. aren’t obligated to reveal their production sites. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Officials say there’s not enough Vancouver Island eggs to meet demand

BC Egg Marketing Board doesn’t regulate labelling, supply needed from off-Island

A Courtenay resident labours to remove the snow build-up from around her car in February 2019. The area may see snow throughout the coming weekend. Black Press file photo
Snow, winter might not be done with Vancouver Island quite yet

Flurries, snow and cold temps predicted for the weekend for mid-Island

An elk got his antlers caught up in a zip line in Youbou over the weekend. (Conservation Officer Service Photo)
Elk rescued from zip line in Youbou on Vancouver Island

Officials urge people to manage items on their property that can hurt animals

Most Read