Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Easyriders' new shop 'n' tavern has elbow room.

Byline: Retail Scene MICHELLE PENTZ Of the Journal

It sounds like a biker's heaven: shiny new hogs, a traffic-free test-zone, no griping neighbors and a frosty brew at the end. That's the new 15,000-square-foot Easyriders of Albuquerque in a nutshell.

Cliff Fodge and his wife, Nikki, are relocating to their new superstore mid-January. It's at 1220 South Renaissance near Montano and will double as a motorcycle showroom and biker-theme tavern.

"It's going to be beautiful!" Fodge said. "It's central to all of Albuquerque, not too far from the interstate, and it won't be obnoxious to neighbors because there are no homes nearby. It's 100 percent commercial, so bikers can get rowdy."

Philip Sterling of Sterling Capital Retail Development purchased the 24,000-square-foot vacant building on 2 acres in September for under $2 million. Mako Kellman of The Vaughan Co. helped with the acquisition. …

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