From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — 360 Main St. East will be “the hottest club in North Bay” come December.
The two story building is being converted into a new bicycle-themed nightclub called “The Chop Shop.”
Owner and operator Troy Spokes says that “The Chop Shop” will be open early next month, after “some minor indoor renovations.”
“The whole place is going to be bicycle themed,” says Spokes. “So, like, the main floor will have a bar with bicycle seats for people to sit on.”
“We’re calling it ‘The Handle Bar.'”
“Then the second floor will have the dance floor which will spin like a bicycle wheel.”
The interior will be decorated with “wheels, reflectors, seat, handle, brakes, bags, rims and chains” reveals Spokes.
Spokes says that he is looking to fill the void left behind by the exit of bars and clubs like The Zoo.
“Oh yeah, for sure. It’ll be just like Club 151 – just darker and full of bikes.”
Locally Sourced Bicycles
Spokes says that all the bicycle-themed interior decorations will be from “locally sourced” bicycles.
“I’ve got a few contacts who have promised to bring me used bicycles a couple times a month to help keep the club’s ambience going,” explains Spokes. “All proudly procured locally.”
“We’re also recycling a lot of what was already on the property. For example, all drinks will be served in old water bottles.”
Spokes says he is aware of the building’s past, but that 360 Main St. is “framing up to be something new.”
“Yes, the police came in and busted a bunch of folks here months ago,” shrugs Spokes. “But that stuff’s all over now. ‘The Chop Shop’ is going to be a fresh start that can stand on its own.”
“So please let me be the first to say that 360 Main has broken that vicious cycle. Long live ‘The Chop Shop!’”
16 thoughts on “360 Main St. opening as new “Chop Shop” nightclub”
Are you kidding me all drinks will be served in old water bottles that junkies used all the people that lived there were all needle users that’s disgusting and to be proud of your tenants like that and mock the people who had their bike stolen and chopped up on your property is disgusting as well I personally will be boycotting your place! And the best advertising is word of mouth what’s wrong with u people
Dave Griffin thisbis a satirical site bud lol.
I don’t think it’s a good idea just so that there is a place to stay and fight and cause problems for the public and the police it won’t work people stay far away
This is a joke….bet there’s no bar.
Just the water bottle idea…gimme a break? The Ministry of Health would nevvvver allow it.
^^^ The people on this site thinking this is real LOL!
Make America Great Again ?️?
It’s a joke people lol
I like it. Folks who have lost bikes can come down and check them out. Reused water bottles could be iffy but I’ll try anything once. I just wish people in North Bay weren’t always so negative about new ventures. It almost seems that some people enjoy going online and grumping.
We need a new place in North Bay. Sounds interesting. Hope they have good entertainment. And I am sure the water bottles will be clean or the heath inspector would not be opening the place. Right now we are using water bottles that have been used anyways. They are taken to the recycle. To the factory. And cleaned than either made into a bottle or a bike. Or tire or something. Maybe they should if called Recycle Chop Shop.
Good for you!!! I love to see North Bay’s trashiest properties being repurposed. I was thinking of opening up that space for the Shitty Drivers of North Bay Club but after 2 year, $40,000 tax payer funded study, it was determined that the space was not large enough to accommodate the group.
Good luck in your venture!
This is a creative idea. Best wishes for success. Considering that the Bar/Nightclub will be an ‘evening’ place of business, how about opening during the morning and/or daytime and offer some Cycling related workshops. For example: Bike Theft 101 – Learn the essential skills to pull off a successful bike theft; Bike Lock Cutting Skills 101 – guiding the budding thief through the best practices to overcome any lock on the market (using bolt cutters, cutting torches, liquid nitrogen, etc.); Chop Suey 101 – how to take apart a stolen bike and “chop” it up so the parts are easy to sell – how to sell your chopped goods (eBay, Kijiji, Hock Shop). These workshops could run during the day and be an additional source of income for the Night Club owners
yall are fucking stupid if you believe this bullshit. lol #FAKE NEWS
Come on ppl this is meant to be funny it is not actually happening. First in the front of the building there Is a older couple that have been ther for years and I know for a fact that they’reL not moving and they r not opening a chop shop night club it is a flipping joke. Give ur heads a bit of a shake. Plus this would never fly.
One of my best friends is suppose to be bar tending this Saturday (tomorrow night). Suppose to be a great opening night with live music and a great veteran DJ from Toronto, that I’ve personally heard many times! Apparently they’ve installed some sort of mini fixed bicycle speed game, where you compete against the other racers, supposedly costing a dollar to play but winner receives a free drink… and yes!!!… they are going to be using perused Water bottles! Personally don’t see the big issue when we all reuse dishwater everyday at home, it’s called doing dishes! So unless you use paper plates and throw away cups every meal I don’t see the big deal! Anyways doors open at 9!!! Should be a great time, hopefully it will stick around for a while, God knows we could use the entertainment in this town! Hope to see some of you there!
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