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Bicycle Bill's in Allston closes after 38-year run

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  July 1, 2013 03:46 PM

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A popular longstanding bicycle shop in Allston has closed. Bicycle Bill’s final day of business was Saturday, ending a 38-year run.

Paul Sager said Monday that he was shutting down the shop at 253 North Harvard St. to retire. He said he and his roommate opened the store in 1975.

Management announced the closure late last week on Facebook, where photos from the shop’s final hours were posted.

Sager, reached by phone at his shop, declined to comment further because he said he was busy taking care of some final work. He ended the conversation before being asked what will happen to the property.

City land records show Sager owns the 2,598-square-foot property at the corner of N. Harvard and Bayard streets. The city lists the address as 261 N. Harvard and assesses the property as being worth about $270,000.

State land records show Sager bought the property in 1996 for $100,000.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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