The New Shop Is Open!
Where is your new location?
We’re at 115 Sandra Muraida Way, Suite 102 Austin, Texas 78703. It’s just 0.6 miles from our original location, roughly a four minute bike ride or a 15 minute walk. You can get directions from our Nueces store to our new location here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zutyqfrytW58mNZP8
Is the new shop at 115 Sandra Muraida Way open?
When did the Nueces store close?
400 Nueces closed Monday, October 9, and will remain closed during our move to 115 Sandra Muraida Way through October 12.
What’s the coffee situation? I heard Juan Pelota is not re-opening.
This is true. Juan Pelota is not in the new location at 115 Sandra Muraida Way. However, Manana is right across the sidewalk from us and has some of Austin’s very best coffee and more. Manana is owned and operated by some of our owners and so it only makes sense to partner with them, along with our other friends down the sidewalk at The Loop Running Supply, to help activate our little corner of the heart of Austin. Rest assured that the Juan Pelota brand will live on in limited release merch and more. Plus Manana has already added a number of JP’s smoothies to their menu!
Is there parking at 115 Sandra Muraida Way and is it free?
Yes! One of the bigger issues for some was the paid parking situation at 400 Nueces. It’s one of a few reasons we’re excited about the new location as we’ll be able to validate parking for up to an hour at 115 Sandra Muraida Way. You may not know but we didn’t actually own the lot adjacent to Nueces (nor the building itself). Back in the day when we opened there the lot was free…and routinely full of cars that were not customers’ which was its own problem. But back then street parking was often free. Times change and being in the central business district now means limited to no free parking almost anywhere. We’re glad to have this behind us!
Where is the parking at 115 Sandra Muraida Way?
We’re on the southwest corner of Sandra Muraida Way, which is a dead end street heading north. As you drive north past the shop and near our friends at The Loop Running Supply there is a parking garage on the left. Park in there in the retail parking area. There’s lots of parking available. Take a ticket and we’ll validate it for up to one hour. NO BIKES ON ROOF RACKS! Need help getting your bike off a roof rack before heading to the garage? Give a call and we’ll come out and assist you outside the shop before you head to the garage.
Is service up and running? I need a new MJ's tee. Is everything ready to go?
Our service department is up and running and doing its very best to get bike repairs and builds done in a timely fashion despite the move. As your repair is complete our service team will call and let you know it's time to get your bike. Space is at a premium in our new spot, so we ask that you pick up completed repairs ASAP. Our sales floor is up and running as well. In both instances we're still getting things sorted and organized. Your patience is appreciated!
Will there be a grand opening party at 115 Sandra Muraida Way?
October is already shaping up to be a busy month in the new shop at 115 Sandra Muraida Way and this month will serve as a sort of soft opening. We’re hosting a Rapha Ride on the 14th and BMC will be in town the following week to launch a new bike, which will coincide with a bike-in movie night at 115 Sandra Muraida Way, a special night of racing at the Driveway, a number of rides around Lady Bird Lake and on the road with Violet Crown, and more. We’ll also be using October to get the new shop dialed in and hope to have an official grand opening party in November.
Are you having a moving sale?
We are! We’ve had bikes and other items on sale for some time. Currently a good number of bikes are on sale at their lowest prices ever. You can see the list of bikes here: https://www.mellowjohnnys.com/the-latest/bike-sale-bikes This is the best week to shop for a new bike!
Why did you move? Nueces is such a cool building!
It is! But it was time to move. Rents being what they are in the warehouse district Nueces is, in a word, expensive. And old buildings need TLC. Lots of it. Our new location at 115 Sandra Muraida Way is definitely a different vibe, but in a good way. Loads of natural light. We’ll have a front yard. We’re that much closer to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail–it’s literally out the front door. Everything about the new space is new. It’s efficient, modern, and fresh. The move to our new location ensures the continued health and vitality of the shop as a part of Austin’s vibrant cycling scene and as a business. Plus, it’s been 15 years and changing it up is a good thing. We’re excited and can’t wait to see you at 115 Sandra Muraida Way!