NORWICH BULLETIN (May 23, 2019) — Apollo Ziembroski opened his first bicycle shop, in Danielson, for $200. He is moving to downtown Norwich – and says he got a better deal.
Apollo Cycles is expected to open at 56 Broadway in June. Ziembrowski was at the shop on Thursday, and said electrical work, drywall and inventory are the big things on his list before opening. The artificial turf on the first-floor outdoor walls of the building will be removed.
Ziembroski, 26, is going all-in for Norwich. He will live in an apartment just above his store.
He said the Norwich Community Development Corporation reached out to him to come to Norwich.
“I had no intention of moving,” said Ziembroski, who closed his shop on Furnace Street in Danielson last month.
NCDC’s package for him to move included, he said, a grant for outdoor signage, a low-interest loan and partial lease reimbursement for seven years.
Ziembroski says Norwich is a great cycling area. He says Camp Moween in Lebanon has about 15 miles of trails.
“It’s a good place,” he said. “It’s really well thought-out.”