Downtown Business Showcases Historic Renovation…and Motorcycle Accessories!

August 19, 2014 Shakopee, Minnesota – A new downtown destination is open for businesses in a newly renovated building after hosting their Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. Inessa Hansen, owner of OneSexyBikerChick’s For the Journey Emporium, committed a lot of thought and energy into the restoration of the former Auto Parts service store at 230 First Avenue, transforming it into a retail shop specializing in motorcycle clothing and accessories. Hansen, has been designing, and selling the clothing line, OneSexyBikerChick, since 2010 at events and rallies across the country. Hansen purchased the building in downtown Shakopee in after hunting for the perfect permanent location. “Beautiful scenic routes from all over Minnesota lead right through this historic downtown along the river,” Hansen comments, “and the original 1880’s architecture appealed to my style.” So she brought the vacant building back to life “biker-style!” During renovation, Hansen discovered original brick dating back to the 1880’s. The bricks behind plastered walls inside the building were carefully uncovered by hand and sandblasted. Original brickwork was also found under the stucco façade. Decorative blocks were saved in the renovation process and now anchor each side of the building’s front. Another discovery was made—a secret tunnel under the building! Hansen is excited to display the historical features, and in a way, feels she is returning them back to the community. Along with the OneSexyBikerChick clothing line, the store will carry a full line of leathers, accessories, top brands, boots, jewelry and more for both Men and Women. For the Journey is open Wed-Sat 11-7 and Sun 11-5. Stop by to see the renovation and support a local business!

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