A recent article in the Phoenix about Wednesday Night Rides, just one example of the community that Javaspeed supported
An older Projo article (2006)
Javaspeed sells Scooters – from vintage Vespas to new Stellas, Chetaks, Kymcos and Genuine – repairs Scooters, sells parts and accessories, and has been known to pour a few cups of coffee along the way. Javaspeed has been an anchor business along the burgeoning North Main Street, which has never really made it “over the hump”. Due to numerous reasons, one of which being a poor economy amid middle-of-the-road gas prices, Javaspeed will close after 8 years in business.
Their official last day will be October 31, but the doors will remain open to regular customers and walk-ins looking for a deal as they pack up and prepare to move out. November 30th will be their final day at the North Main Street location.
Owner Patrick Engeman plans to reopen, but will most likely pare down the business to Scooter repair and service. A new location has not yet been found.
Full write-up/obituary to come. While A.I.R. does not usually write RIPs for business instead of buildings, we do lament the passing of businesses that were a strong gathering place for a community, and have a special place in people’s hearts.
Ryan Aug 30 2014 Javaspeed closed down several years ago and it sucks because it was a great shop and really nice folks worked there. I drove by the site yesterday and saw it was being renovated into a cross fit type gym.
Total Bummer Nov 6 2009 That sucks, let’s hope they stay local. The mail order Vespa businesses always send you the wrong parts. Having a specialist is a huge help.
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