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Main Bike World In Kingston Abruptly Closes

March 22, 2019
Main Bike World In Kingston Abruptly Closes

KINGSTON — A bike shop at one of the area’s best known intersections has closed after 22 years, but the prime real estate won’t stay vacant for long as a new business is already negotiating a lease for the space. Main Bike World, the anchor tenant of Kingston Corners at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Market Street, abruptly closed last week. The owner of the building wouldn’t disclose why the shop closed, but court records indicate Main Bike World owner Richard Rosa owed at least $42,000 in rent as of December, plus $5,000 in attorney fees, prompting eviction proceedings. Corine Treslar, the property owner, said Main Bike World opened in 1997 shortly after she bought the building, which has 13 commercial units and 35 apartments. “When I purchased the building in 1997, he was the first new tenant I put in. He was my first lease,” Treslar said Thursday. Reached via Facebook messenger, Rosa didn’t answer questions about why the business closed, only writing that he was “looking for a new location.” Treslar said she hopes to work with Rosa to reunite owners with bikes that had been in his shop for repairs. “We’re trying to see who they belong to,” Treslar said. “I have had other bike stores in the area call and offer to help make the repairs.” Those who had a bike at the shop can contact her business at 570-331-3427. Plains Bike Shop took to Facebook to lament the closing of its competitor. “We just had a shop close in the valley, one that has been around a long time, Main Bike World. Regardless of what happened, it’s sad in a way to see the doors shut,” the post said. With Main Bike World moving out, Treslar and her daughter, Alex, co-owner of the family’s real estate holdings, are preparing to welcome a new business to the space. Treslar said she could not reveal what type of business is coming due to a non-disclosure agreement. “There will be another business in there,” Treslar said. “It’s very promising.” Alex Treslar said she remembers getting her first bike from Main Bike World as a kid and used to play around the store, so it was bittersweet to see it go. But, she’s also looking forward to finalizing the deal with the prospective new tenant. “I’m excited to see what’s coming next,” Alex Treslar said. “It will bring new life to the corners.” Contact the writer: bkalinowski@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2055, @cvbobkal