Velo+, a bike shop that will celebrate its one-year anniversary in April, likely would not have opened in Iola without Thrive Allen County, owner Marco DeAngelis said.
Thrive has been a crucial part of what made that bike shop happen, DeAngelis said.
DeAngelis worked at the Lenexa-based Velo+ bike shop when Iola residents approached then-owner Vincent Rodriguez about opening a location in Iola. DeAngelis (who later bought out Rodriguez) became a partner in the business at about the same time and was intrigued by the opportunity.
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