ERIK’S to move Whitefish Bay store to Bayshore

Slated to open September 2020

Bayshore
Bayshore

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 at 01:36 pm

ERIK’s Bike Shop Inc. plans to move its Whitefish Bay store to Bayshore in Glendale, the shopping center announced Wednesday.

The Bloomington, Minnesota based retailer, which sells cycling, skiing and snowboarding equipment and apparel, will open its new store in September 2020. 

Claiming to carry the largest selection of bikes in the Midwest, ERIK’S inventory includes mountain, road, electric, cruisers, kids and BMX bikes. Stores also have service departments to fix issues with any bike brand.

From October to February, the Bayshore shop will also carry skis, snowboards and winter apparel, according to a news release. 

Bayshore has recently suffered a number of losses, but ERIK’S is among the first new tenants to be announced since the struggling shopping center was acquired in 2017 by New York-based AIG Global Real Estate Services. Bayshore is now also owned partly by Dallas-based Cypress Equities Managed Services L.P., which was originally contracted to manage and lease the property.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome ERIK’S to Bayshore as we continue to transform this amazing property into a year-round destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and much more,” said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. “ERIK’S passion for the world of cycling, skiing and snowboarding will be a major asset to not only the recreated Bayshore, but also the surrounding community.”

Work recently begun on a highly anticipated multi-million dollar project aimed at redeveloping the property.

As part of that project, which is slated for a late 2020 completion, Bayshore Town Center was formally renamed as “Bayshore.” Generally speaking, it will downsize the mall’s retail space and demolish or convert existing buildings for other uses.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.