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DILLON — A brand new ski and bike store, The Cove Bike & Ski, has opened in Summit Cove. Whereas proprietor Andy Demaline has been working the enterprise out of his storage since 2017, the store formally moved into its new constructing a number of weeks in the past.
Demaline, who moved to Colorado in 2002, mentioned his first job was at a ski and bike store and that he has caught with it ever since. He introduced bike mechanic and ski technician Austin Adams onto his workforce final summer time.
“This 12 months, we obtained so busy to the place we type of outgrew the storage and realized that we would have liked to get into an area, and the timing labored out that this place grew to become obtainable,” Demaline mentioned.
Demaline mentioned he took over a lease Aug. 1 at 40 Cove Blvd., Unit B-1, in Dillon, which is subsequent to the Pour Home and Cala Pub and Restaurant.
Demaline mentioned The Cove Bike & Ski is primarily a service store that takes on every thing from minor repairs up by means of full overhauls and suspension companies for bikes. Throughout ski season, the store will carry out routine companies like waxes and edge replacements on skis and snowboards in addition to main repairs. The store additionally offers totally different ranges of tunes for bikes and skis. Whereas retail isn’t the main focus of The Cove Bike & Ski, the store will promote small components together with tires and brake pads. Some meals objects additionally can be found for individuals to take with them on the bike trails or ski slopes.
The Cove Bike & Ski’s specialty is suspension work for bikes. Though bike outlets round city will do bike tunes and different work, Demaline mentioned full overhauls are tougher to seek out and that folks usually should ship or convey their bikes elsewhere to be labored on.
Now that it has a storefront, Demaline mentioned The Cove Bike & Ski receives much more foot visitors and has benefited from the visibility. He famous that the retail side will probably be a change for the enterprise, however mentioned it’s enterprise as typical on the service aspect with some added legitimacy from the storefront. Demaline mentioned that earlier than the shop, details about his enterprise was unfold by means of phrase of mouth. Now, he mentioned he’s gaining clients as individuals stroll or drive by. Nonetheless, Demaline mentioned about 99% of his clients are locals.
“We’ve solely been right here for 2 weeks, and I’d say we most likely have 4 to 5 individuals a day that stroll by. Even those that dwell within the Cove had no concept that I used to be ever in enterprise,” Demaline mentioned.
Adams, who has labored for Demaline for a number of years now together with a earlier gig at Sports activities Authority, mentioned he enjoys taking aside mountain bikes to work on. He famous that with the surge in curiosity in bikes this summer time, the 2 have needed to be on high of ordering components as a result of some have been laborious to trace down.
Whereas The Cove Bike & Ski remains to be getting established as a service store, Demaline mentioned he can finally see the store placing out a small fleet of demos for skis and bikes.