Bed-Stuy Bike Shop asks for community support after 2 break-ins
BED-STUY, BROOKLYN – A local bike shop is asking the community for help after being robbed twice last month.
Bed-Stuy Bike Shop, which is on Fulton Street in Restoration Plaza, lost thousands of dollars in damage and stolen property after a break-in on October 28 and was robbed for a second time a few weeks later, according to a GoFundMe.
The company, which has been in Bed-Stuy for two years, hopes to raise $15,000.
“This has been devastating for us, as we are a small, worker-owned business that prides itself on providing affordable bike service for everyone,” they wrote at the fundraiser.
The fundraiser, set up earlier this week, had raised $3,400 of its goal by Thursday afternoon.
The bike shop isn’t the first Bed-Stuy business to ask neighbors for help after an incident at its storefront. Earlier this year, gay-owned bar C’Mon Everybody on Franklin Avenue managed to raise $5,000 after a brick was thrown through the store’s window.
Owners of the bike shop said they hope to host fundraising parties and offer benefits for those who donate in the future.
“Given the seriousness of our situation, we have decided to run this fundraiser as soon as possible, but as the campaign continues, we will keep you updated on future store benefits and rewards for your donations,” they wrote.
Donors should check with fundraising for updates, they said.
Find the GoFundMe for Bed-Stuy Bike Shop here.