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Landry’s Bicycles opens new Charlestown store
Employee-owned company occupies retail space in new Hood Park development
CHARLESTOWN, MA. Landry’s Bicycles has expanded its employee-owned business with a new store that is now open in Charlestown. Landry’s has signed a long-term lease to occupy nearly 12,000 square feet of retail and service space within the new Hood Park urban campus. Originally home to the iconic New England dairy company H.P. Hood and Sons, the fully reimagined Hood Park encompasses nine recently renovated and newly constructed buildings in addition to Hood Green, a brand-new public park. Hood Park's developers reached out to Landry's with their proposal to include a bike shop as an essential community amenity.
Landry’s Charlestown store presents a contemporary-styled showroom featuring the best bike brands in the business, including Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Giant, Parlee, Brompton, and more. The new location also includes a well-equipped bicycle service center, a comprehensive bike-fitting studio, and storage capacity for more than 600 bikes in stock and ready for sale.
Located at 100 Hood Park Drive in Charlestown, the new store provides easy access from Interstate 93, the MBTA Orange Line, and regional bike-lane networks. Garage parking is available. For an overview of the bicycle-friendly Hood Park development, see the video below.
Preliminary rendering of Landry's new store location in Charlestown. The new store opened in mid-January 2022.
New store now open
After extensive fit-out construction, Landry’s store in Charlestown opened for business on January 18, 2022. The new store is managed by Calvin Vandor who has worked at Landry’s since 2015, most recently serving as the assistant manager of Landry's Boston store. In addition, Landry's veteran Greg Hoffman has signed on as the service manager for the new Charlestown store.
"Over the past two years we've seen firsthand how bicycle riding can improve the health of individuals and the livability of a community," said Landry’s Charlestown store manager Calvin Vandor. "The more people ride, the happier the entire community is," he added. "We are excited to grow our cycling community from this historical location, and we are now busy hiring and training staff to prepare for our new Charlestown store. We have been fortunate to have such dedicated employees and great customers to make this growth opportunity possible."
The new Hood Park development features a series of pocket parks and public gathering spaces designed to maximize green space.
Bikes are booming at Landry's
Most people in the bicycle industry expect the current Bike Boom to continue, and that's certainly the outlook for Landry's business too.
“There's huge potential for bicycling in this area,” Landry's Boston store manager Mark Vautour said. "Riding bikes has become a bigger part of more people's lives, and we want to help develop and grow recreational and commuter bicycling in the area — and make riding more accessible to everyone." Mark Vautour has worked with Landry's for more than 20 years.
NOW HIRING: Join our team
Landry's stores are now hiring, including our new Charlestown location. Prior bike-shop experience is always helpful, but we will hire and train good people. Full-time and part-time positions available.
Ranked as one of America's top bike shops
Landry’s Bicycles has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops by the National Bicycle Dealers Association again this year. In addition to providing great shopping experiences, America’s Best Bike Shops are rated on community service as well as support for bicycle advocacy both locally and nationally. "We believe in giving back to the community, and we are actively involved with advancing safer bicycling conditions," stated Jack Johnson, Landry’s marketing director. "Everyone at Landry’s is thrilled to receive this national honor, and we thank all our customers and business partners for making this recognition possible."
Employee-owned, local business in Massachusetts
Founded in 1922, Landry's Bicycles is now ranked as one of America’s leading bike shops, with a growing "family" of bicycle stores located in Boston, Braintree, Charlestown, Natick, Newton, Norwood, Westborough, Worcester, and coming soon to Charlestown, Massachusetts. Starting in 2010, Landry's ownership transitioned to an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), and all core staff now own shares in the company. As co-owners, Landry's staff have a vested interest in collaborative teamwork and exceptional customer service. The company will be celebrating its centennial anniversary this year.