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Turin Bicycles Will Reopen In Ravenswood

The longtime Evanston bike shop closed at 1027 Davis St. last year, and will reopen at 4710 N. Damen Ave. in Chicago this spring, according to owner Lee Katz.

An Evanston fixture for more than 40 years, Turin Bicycles is moving to 4710 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago, according to owner Lee Katz.

Katz opened Turin in Evanston in 1971, and took the name with him when he left in 2012. The store reopened as Ten 27 Cycles in May 2012, after part-owner Chris Mailing took over sole ownership. Mailing closed the Evanston store in December 2012, and it reopened in January as Wheel and Sprocket.

Mailing told Patch that he found himself embroiled in a legal battle as he tried to tie his renamed Ten 27 Cycles to Turin in ads and on the business' website, using the old store name.

"There's just been a lot of uncertainty about how we relate our new brand to the old brand," Mailing said. "I was spending a lot of money on legal fees and that's just not tenable.”

Katz said he is looking for a March 1 open date for the Ravenswood store, which will sell the company's bikes, apparel and bags. Turin also has a location in Denver, CO.

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