June 1, 2014 By Christian Murray
The E-Bike store, located at 41-25 Queens Blvd, has closed.
A notice was placed on the window stating that it had been closed by court order.
The store, which opened in March 2012, had been subject to a great deal of controversy while it was in operation.
The owner would repair bikes on the side walk in front of his store and some of the work would involve grinding and welding. Furthermore, the owner often had several bikes parked on the sidewalk outside his store that were an obstacle for pedestrians.
The store had also been subject to criticism from public officials.
Last year, Joe Conley, chairman of Community Board 2, called on the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Consumer Affairs to investigate the matter.
“It’s a hazard,” Conley said of the store at the time. “The owner’s doing repairs on the sidewalk and oil and contaminants are going everywhere.”