Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. moving to Bishop Arts District

At the Oak Cliff Bicycle Co.’s one-year anniversary party Saturday, the shop’s co-owner, Jeremy Ordaz, made a stunning announcement.

“We’re moving to Frisco,” he says.

Such a kidder, that guy. But seriously, the shop, which Ordaz owns with Ean Parsons, is moving from its original location on Tyler near Davis to the Bishop Arts District. They’ve leased the space that used to be a Dallas police substation, and they expect to move in the next few months.

The owners say they’ve outgrown their current space, and the new location is about twice as big. Plus, we hear they got a good deal on the rent, which is what most people who move to the B.A.D tell us these days.

The news is terrific for the bike shop, but it’s kind of a bummer for the Tyler Street area, which merchants have tried to brand as the Tyler-Davis Art District. The bookstore, Cliff Notes Prolonged Media, also moved from its original Tyler street location to a more visible spot adjacent to the Kessler Theater.

A bright spot for the area, though, is Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange, which is opening on Seventh near Tyler soon.

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  • @notaYuppie Sorry about your experience but lets be real, the lack of abundant parking space is an unavoidable issue for all local businesses. Try to not hold that against the owners (one doesn’t even own a car)—who most often bike to work, as to keep as many free spaces open as possible for customers. If the walk is too far to drop your bike off, customers are always welcome to park in the alley next to the shop while they run their repair inside. Or, do like I’ve done on many occasions and just double park out front with my hazard lights on—not a big deal. Having to park in front of someone’s house? Go the Bishop Arts District on any busy night and you’ll probably face a similar situation. Hope you’ll give the shop another shot in its current and new location.

  • The location had no parking for customers and employees. It was too far to walk especially when my bike needed repair. I was told to park down the street which was in front of someone’s house. That arrogant attitude is one reason I never went back. They misunderstood the most critical concept of urban design, respect for others.

  • I think it actually means that demand is high for Tyler-Davis. Both OCBC and Cliff Notes gained traction in this area and put their imprint on it. They showed new businesses, Oil and Cotton and soon to open Southern Maid Donuts that you can be successful there and it is ready for a diverse mix of retail and services!

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