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Main Bike World Owner Vows To Help Customers With Gift Cards

March 29, 2019

KINGSTON — The owner of Main Bike World, which abruptly closed earlier this month, is pledging to accommodate those who have gift cards to his store.

Rich Rosa, who operated the store for 22 years at Kingston Corners prior to being evicted for failing to keep up with rent payments, has said he is seeking to reopen in a new location.

In the meantime, customers with gift cards can email him at mainbike@verizon.net, Rosa said Thursday in a Facebook message.

“All customers will be made whole,” Rosa pledged. “No one will lose their money.”

Several customers of Main Bike World contacted The Citizens’ Voice following a story about Main Bike World’s closing at 200 Wyoming Ave. They said they visited the store earlier this month and asked Rosa if the store was closing because there was a slim inventory on display. Rosa insisted he was not closing, they said.

Court records indicate Rosa was evicted on March 13 following a months-long process. He owed at least $42,000 in rent as of December, records show.

Nearly two dozen customer bikes were in the shop for repairs at the time of the eviction.

Rosa has been helping the building’s owner, Corine Tresler, with reuniting people with their bikes.

Customers seeking to reclaim their bikes can call Tresler at 570-331-3427.

Contact the writer:

bkalinowski@citizensvoice.com

570-821-2055, @cvbobkal