The stretch of Coleman Boulevard that’s now home to gourmet retailer Southern Season is one of the area’s bike-friendlier blocks, with a clearly delineated bike lane and multiple bike racks on the south side of the street.
Until recently, though, Southern Season presented a cyclist’s quandary: The store tucked its bike rack behind the attached restaurant, in an area so isolated that a valet attendant this Sunday told me there wasn’t any bike parking available. “Starbucks doesn’t even have a bike rack,” he said in reference to the neighboring cafe, shaking his head sadly and offering to watch my bike if I propped it up against a picnic table in front of the store.
According to publicist Becky Tanenbaum, I may have shown up one day too soon. In an e-mail sent this afternoon, she writes, “They moved the bike rack to a more visible place two days ago.”
So take note, biking gourmands: The rack’s now “in front of the cooking school on the front side.” Sounds like you can’t miss it.