Gearheads temporarily moving

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Steve Kennedy stands in the middle of a nearly empty Gearheads Outdoor Store, which is moving from its current location to 1040 South Main. Photo by Doug McMurdo

The pending construction of the Radcliffe Hotel at the current site of Gearheads Outdoor Store means the popular business must relocate from 471 South Main to 1040 South Main next to the Southtown Gym – but only for the next year.

Steve Kennedy along with brothers Greg and Doug and their employees had much of the store’s merchandise moved with the help of a U-Haul as of Monday. The new location is already open for business and the hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week and will extend to 9 p.m. in the coming weeks.

“Probably a year,” said Steve Kennedy when asked how long before they would return. Gearheads will be one of the retail components of the Radcliffe, taking up about 4,800 square feet adjacent to the hotel’s lobby.

“We’ll definitely do some promotions at the new location,” he said.