Fulton Cycle Works has graduated to a new space at Iron Bird Lofts.
The bicycle shop and repair place recently moved into 1901 Fulton St., Suite 111.
The move coincides with one of the co-owners quitting his job to focus on the business full time. Darren Johnson gave up fixing jets at the National Guard.
He spent a month training in Oregon to get certified in bike repair and as a wheel builder. He owns the store with Max Orendorff.
Fulton Cycle Works started about a year ago on the Fulton Mall, in a space connected to the Fresno Brewing Company. When the Brewing Company closed, the pair decided to look for more stable digs and found them at Iron Bird.
The store caters to the urban cyclist. It is the exclusive Fresno dealer for Fort Bicycles, Bianchi and PUBLIC bikes and also sells helmets, water bottles, handlebars and supplies such as tire tubes.
"We just think it's been cool to be downtown, to be right at the leading edge of everything that's about to happen," Johnson said.
The store will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 3 during ArtHop with cycling-related art and photography.
More flooring space
Robinson's Flooring is preparing to open its second location in Fresno, an outlet store on North Blackstone Avenue about a mile south of its retail store at Thomasville in River Park.
The company has a goal of opening the outlet store by Oct. 1 in the former Nobile Truck Accessory Center building at 6286 N. Blackstone Ave., between Escalon and Sierra avenues. The 8,100-square-foot building will offer carpet remnants and rolls, as well as laminate, tile and vinyl flooring.
Robinson's, which has its flagship retail store and an outlet store in Hanford, opened its River Park retail location in the Thomasville Furniture store in 2009.
"There's a synergy between the retail and outlet stores that serves our customer base well," owner Mike Robinson said of the Hanford locations. "Our third location in River Park has also been successful, so we wanted to provide a flooring outlet for our Fresno customers."
The company's Hanford retail store, Robinson's Interiors Carpet One, opened in 1982.
Moving on up
A 3-year-old computer repair and sales business on Blackstone Avenue in Fresno is moving a couple miles up the street to a new location.
PC Station opens on the southwest corner of Blackstone and Herndon avenues, 6721 N. Blackstone Suite 101, today at 10 a.m.
The lease on the business' previous location on Blackstone, near Shaw Avenue, was up, forcing the company to move elsewhere, said sales manager Nick Jakobczak.
The small business has six employees who specialize in laptop repairs such as fixing power ports, virus spyware removals, diagnostic work and hardware installation. It also has a variety of computer parts in stock to build new computers or fix existing ones quickly.
"A lot of the other local shops have a small, non-selective inventory where you don't have many options, whereas we have a lot of inventory on hand so you have more options to choose from," Jakobczak said.
The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
BethanyClough, Tim Sheehan and BoNhia Lee contributed to this report. It was compiled by Clough. The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6431, firstname.lastname@example.org or @BethanyClough on Twitter.