From traditional chocolate confectioner … to bicycle store!
Running a bicycle store was definitely not written in the stars. It is a late calling. We were looking for another way to fill our professional lives: small-scale, useful and concrete. We had been frequent cyclists for ages (together with the kids), both in the city and abroad. Gradually the idea to do ‘something with bicycles’ started to grow. Once everything was worked out it was not that hard to say goodbye to the ‘air-conditioning’, the ‘meetings’ and the ‘targets’. After several years of retraining, including apprenticeships at, amongst others, Fietsen Van den Mooter (Jette), Cyclo - Fietspunt Zuid and Velo Pipette (Ouderghem), the time was ripe.
The building was constructed in 1953 and was originally meant as a warehouse for beer. In the beginning of the nineties it was transformed into a chocolate workshop, and in 2015 it turned into a bicycle store and repair shop.