New business owners Brad and Rose Nyenhuis anticipate opening Fusion Multisport in late October or early November in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
- Runners – free computerized gait analysis, full line of running shoes, apparel and accessories;
- Cyclists – distributor for Canfield Brothers, bikes, service, parts, clothing and accessories; and
- Skiers – tuning, waxing and repair.
“We’re just so humbled to be here, to serve this community,” Rose told the Los Alamos Daily Post during an interview Saturday in the couple’s new store. “People here have been so encouraging, so kind and supportive.”
Brad Nyenhuis is an avid cyclist. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The local cycling and running community have embraced Rose and Brad, hosting a dinner for them when they visited town last February.
“We’d been talking back and forth on forums over the Internet and came back to visit in April and they treated us extremely well,” Brad said. “A rider loaned me a bike and took me out on a trail … Rose ran the trail … it was incredible and we fell in love with Los Alamos.”
They sold their Indiana home last October and were waiting for just the right business opprtunity to surface out west, Rose said.
Local riders and runners told Brad and Rose that Fusion Multisport is the type of business this town needs, Brad said. So he and his wife began working with the Los Alamos Small Business Center and returned home to northwest Indiana to put the financing together. They visited Los Alamos again in April to start the process.
Brad and Rose made their final move to Los Alamos three weeks ago with Brando, 8, their pit bull/boxer mix, which they rescued from a shelter as a puppy.
“He’s loving it here,” Rose said. “We take him on hikes and he has a blast.”
Rose explained that she and her husband have two grown sons who they hope also will fall in love with Los Alamos when they come to visit.
“We hope they will want to move here, too,” she said.
“We were looking for a few years to move out west so we jumped at this opportunity,” Brad said. “We intend to be active here in the running and riding groups and plan to sponsor events. Rose and I could not be more excited.”
A community-wide grand opening event for Fusion Multisport will be announced next month in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
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