Bike shops just aren't places for selling bikes. They tend to be hubs where cyclists congregate, gather, and socialize. So, it means a lot when a shop get's the perfect combination of aesthetics, function, and comfort together.
In my opinion, a few shops around the world have this just right - Veletage in Vienna, Rapha Cycling Club in Amsterdam, Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, and to top the list is Obst & Gemuse.
The shops is littered with cargo bikes, gravel grinding machines, and titanium speed demons - all mixed in with some of the most sought after kit brands in Europe (Pas Normal Studio and Search and State).
The mechanic's area is open to the rest of the shop making it the perfect place to really show customer's their issues and solutions.