Mellow Johnny’s, a premier Austin bike shop, is expanding to Cowtown this spring with a location at Clearfork’s Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center in southwest Fort Worth.
“The Trailhead at Clearfork offers the right combination of location, personality and business viability,” said Todd Church, Mellow Johnny’s partnerships manager.
Mellow Johnny’s will operate and manage the cycling center at The Trailhead, said Cassco Development Co., Clearfork’s developer.
The store will include a showroom of road, mountain, hybrid and children’s bikes, as well as repair services and accessories, including cycling fitness and lifestyle apparel.
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Will Black, Mellow Johnny’s general manager, said Clearfork is a perfect fit for the retailer.
“Fort Worth is a close-knit and unique community, much like Austin, and The Trailhead is already a vibrant gathering place for fitness enthusiasts and people out and about enjoying the Trinity Trails,” Black said.
The 13,000-square-foot cycling and fitness center is slated to open in the spring, Cassco said. It will also house a fitness studio, cafe and rooftop bar.
The Trailhead is located at the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in the Clearfork development, at the roundabout between Hulen Street and Bryant Irvin Road, on Clearfork Main Street.
The Trailhead opened in the fall of 2013 as an outdoor recreation venue along the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in Clearfork.
The location is near Clearfork’s 392 luxury apartments, slated to open later this year, and the newly announced 400,000-square-foot The Shops at Clearfork shopping center, which will be anchored by Neiman Marcus, set to open in February 2017.
Until March 1, the Trailhead parking lot will be closed due to construction. Parking is available along Clearfork Main Street, adjacent to Forest Park Medical Center with direct access to the trail system.
Mellow Johnny’s opened in downtown Austin in 2008. In addition to bikes and services, the location also offers lockers, showers, training and a cafe.
Clearfork will have more than 2 million square feet of Class A office space, 1.2 million square feet for shops and restaurants and 2,500 multi-family residences when completed.
Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727