LACONIA — MC Cycle & Sport, which opened on Canal Street in 2005 and expanded to Main Street in 2010, will move to 574 Main St., alongside Bootleggers and Rent-A-Center at the corner of Main Street and Pleasant Street, in the new year.
"We're looking to grow our business," said Myles Chase, who owns and operates MC Cycle & Sport, "and we've kind of maxed out our space here."
With the move, the shop, which wraps around the corner of Main Street and Canal Street, with access from both, will expand by a third, from about 2,000 square feet to about 3,000 square feet.
Chase said that he will "broadening the inventory" by adding to its selection of bicycles for children and families to complement its stock of performance road, trail and mountain cycles.
"We'll have a more well-rounded inventory," he said, "and our service department will also be growing."
The space is being configured and outfitted during the winter and Chase expects to complete the move in March.
The space, which once housed Cherry, Webb & Touraine, a video rental store and most recently the Laconia Antique Center,before it acquired the former Bloom's Variety Store, has been vacant for the last five years. Kevin Sullivan of Weeks Commercial, owns the building and leases the space.