We had our hearing in front of the Newport Planning Commission on Monday night. We had 25 supporters in tow (all wearing Bike Newport gear) including Big Elliott - who drove up from Santa Cruz, the Pastor of our neighboring church, our banker, our realtor, kids from the Mountain bike team, Coast Guard, and many, many, wonderful customers. It was a bit shaky at some points but we won by a unanimous vote! They approved both of our variances and we will get the final sign off on the 18th of December - just in time for Christmas! A special thanks to Jim, an advocate for our store, a great customer, and sometimes employee, for all his work on our landscaping plan that the commission seemed impressed with and passed with flying colors. We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received from everyone to get our new store built and we thank each and every one of you. Let's hope this is the last hurdle for awhile and that we can get into our new digs by the Spring!