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For years, Michael Salvatore and his family have worked to make Heritage General Store the store where visitors could both find quality bikes and great coffee. Salvatore likes to think that Heritage is a mash-up of two concepts and cultures that really go hand in hand: bikes and coffee. And they make sense of this mash-up every day. Whether you come in to fix a flat, to grab a latte or a new Yakkay helmet, or to try the latest seasonal options from their own Heritage Coffee, the staff is there to make you feel at home in Chicago’s original bike café.
People from all around the city love the general store, or any of its outposts and extension locations. But even celebrities have displayed their fondness toward Lakeview’s little bike shop. Beyonce, through her website, Beyonce.com, posted a ‘spotlight’ to the store and mentioned her love for Heritage’s custom feature where you can build your own bike. Second Baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Ben Zobrist, also loved his bike from Heritage and made sure to thank them online as well!
And like most businesses in the area, Heritage shows much love and support for the Chicago Cubs. In fact, even before the 2016 World Series began, Heritage had already finished painting its “Go Cubs Go!” mural with hopes that the team would take home to World Series trophy - and they did! Although the mural was replaced in August 2018, Heritage isn't going anywhere. And who knows? Next time you head to Wrigley, you might be on two wheels!