Matt Steward sees opportunity in Sanford.
The Orlando native was living in St. Augustine when a trip back home to see his in-laws lead to his eureka moment – Sanford needs a bike shop.
“This is a great bicycling town and it doesn’t have a bike shop,” said Matt.
That won’t be the case for much longer. Matt plans to open Pedal Driven Co. (website | Facebook), a shop that will offer bike sales, service and rentals. The store will be located at 210 N Park Ave., next to the Masonic Lodge. (Gmap)
Matt expects the store to open in about a month.
He was a bit hesitant to pursue the bike shop venture, only because he loved living in St. Augustine.
“I’ve been there for a few years and really love the community. It was a hard decision,” said Matt, adding that he worked at Island Like bike shop in St. Augustine. “Ultimately, Sanford has a lot of great things going on, my wife loves the town and I have the chance to open my own bike shop.”
The couple moved to town about a month ago and are getting familiar with the Celery City.
“We love the historic feel of the town and the craft beer scene,” Matt said, noting that the dog-friendly atmosphere will be a perfect fit for their dog, Beth.
So until Matt opens the doors at Pedal Driven Co., stop by the shop’s Facebook page, click the “Like” button and introduce yourself.
Love this website, sounds like a good fit for Sanford
Dan, I found you website by accident the other day. Keep up the great work.