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CORNELIUS, N.C. (October 27, 2021) – Pedego Electric Bikes, an award-winning national electric bike company with over 200 stores globally, opened a new store in North Carolina’s Lake Norman region. The Pedego Lake Norman store is located in the Antiquity Shopping Center at 19911 Zion Avenue Suite D3, Cornelius, NC 28031, and is independently owned and operated by Tom and Grace Kennedy.
Pedego Lake Norman will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 9th. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the Town of Cornelius Board of Commissioners. The public is invited to help celebrate the opening of Pedego Lake Norman and learn more about their electric bikes.
Pedego is thrilled to introduce itself to the Lake Norman community. Located in the Antiquity Shopping Center in Cornelius, the store is adjacent to the beautiful Antiquity Greenway, which is part of the Carolina Thread Trail. Old Town Cornelius, Main Street in Davidson, the gorgeous Rocky River Greenways, Caldwell Station Creek Greenway, and Bailey Road Park are all easily accessible from the store’s front door.
Tom Kennedy, who spent 25 years working in various sales positions for Dole Fresh Fruit, was ready for a change in scenery when he learned that a former associate of his was opening Pedego storefronts in his previous sales territory. After doing some research into Pedego and their store locations, Tom discovered that Pedego was devoid of stores in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. With his experience in sales, this seemed like the perfect opportunity for Kennedy.
Tom’s background in sales was not the only reason opening a Pedego store felt like the right move for the Kennedy’s. Tom’s wife, Grace, has spent the last 13 years working in marketing and communications for various nonprofit organizations. With Tom’s experience in sales, along with Grace’s background in marketing, the pair were perfectly suited to have a successful new venture into the world of first-time entrepreneurs opening Pedego Lake Norman.
“This is our first experience as entrepreneurs in the retail space and every day has been a learning experience,” said Grace, co-owner of Pedego Lake Norman. “The other business owners and bike enthusiasts in our community have been beyond supportive and welcoming, and this has been an incredible opportunity for our children, ages 9 and 11, to see entrepreneurship and the rewards of hard work firsthand.” “We are the only Pedego dealer in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas,” said her husband Tom, “and we are excited to provide the service and quality Pedego is known for in the community we call home.”
“We are excited to continue to bring the joy of Pedego to communities all around the nation, and Lake Norman is no exception,” said Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo. “Tom and Grace are amazing people, and their connection to the Lake Norman community makes them perfectly suited to spread the fun of Pedego as a family-owned business.”
Founded in 2008, Pedego® is the leading brand of electric bikes in North America. Pedego is famous for premium quality, five-star local service, and an industry leading five year warranty. A complete line of 19 electric bike models are available at over 200 locally-owned Pedego stores that offer sales, rentals, tours, accessories, and service. Visit www.pedego.com to find a store and try a Pedego.