PARK SLOPE — Perpetually packed Gorilla Coffee is about to get even more popular — with cyclists.
Bicycles will soon have their own mini parking area on the street outside the java joint at 97 Fifth Ave. and Park Place.
The new eight-bike parking area could be installed as soon as May 17, weather permitting, said Gorilla Coffee co-owner Darleen Scherer.
Scherer said she jumped at the chance when the Department of Transportation approached her about installing the bike parking. Right now cyclists make do with two small U-shaped bike racks on the sidewalk. The racks quickly fill up, forcing bike riders to chain bikes to a nearby fence, Scherer said.
"It will be really nice to have proper parking," Scherer said, adding that Gorilla Coffee has sponsored the Brooklyn Velo Force bike team in the past. "The neighborhood definitely has a lot of bikers — it's definitely something that goes hand in hand with our store."