PIQUA — Biker’s Closet is joining the Main Street crowd in downtown Piqua, taking over the former Piqua Post storefront and opening Friday, Dec. 4. After two and a half years on High Street, Biker’s Closet needed more space.
“The building shrunk over there,” owner Dawn Courtney said. “Needed a bigger place.”
Biker’s Closet offers specialty and consigned items all about motorcycles, including a wide variety of clothes, jewelry, boots, parts, and more.
“It’s pretty much anything biker-related,” Courtney said. “It’s mostly Harley [Davidson] stuff … It’s consigned stuff, clothes, parts, anything and everything.”
Biker’s Closet is also finding new customers in Piqua who did not know about them. When asked if she thought that being on Main Street might help her business, Courtney said, “I never thought that, but I’ve had several people knock on the door, who live here in town and they didn’t know I was over there.”
Biker’s Closet has a range of customers who come from both ends of the state as well as from Indiana.
“I have people who come from Indiana, Cincinnati, and Toledo,” Courtney said. Courtney noted that there also are a number of people in the Dayton area who come to see Biker’s Closet.
Overall, Courtney has enjoyed having her business in Piqua, and Biker’s Closet is doing well in the area.
“It’s been good, it’s been really good,” Courtney said.
Courtney said that she was excited for opening on Friday, as the Piqua Christmas Holiday Parade will be happening right next to her shop now.
“The Christmas parade is Saturday, and … people bring stuffed animals and stuff in here, new ones, and donate them for the bikers to hand out at the Christmas parade,” Courtney said. “So I’m super excited because we’ll be right here.”
Courtney is only able to ride on the back of motorcycles due to a back problem, but the allure is of riding is still there.
“I think once you ride, it’s a done deal,” Courtney said.
Biker’s Closet can be contacted at (937) 418-0081 and is located at 418 N. Main St.
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