A well-known Halifax cycling business will be closing its doors by mid-December.  

Jack Nauss Bicycle Shop has been selling and repairing bicycles for 46 years. It moved from Robie Street to Agricola Street in 1996.

The man who founded the company, Jack Nauss, died about eight years ago. His son, who's run the business since then, says now is just time to go.

"I love my job," said Dave Nauss. "I'm going to miss every part of it. I'm going to miss the customers and the mechanical part of it."

Nauss announced the shutdown on the shop's Facebook page. 

He thanked friends, customers and neighbours for their support, patronage and loyalty over the years. Nauss says the growing cycling community won't be left in a lurch.

"There's five shops in the city now," said Nauss. "And everything is online now."

Over the next month Nauss will be trying to sell off the shop's inventory as he reminisces about more than four decades of working in the business.