In the late 90’s, Min Lee bought the BJ Hackenbushes’ (long time BMX specialty shop) Tacoma location which was located in the backside of the well-known landmark building the B&I. Not long after taking ownership, Min formed a plan with a handful of local BMX regulars to move the shop into a vacant front corner of the B&I building. It offered a large retail space for BMX and mountain bikes, skateboards, snowboards, and...fruit boots. His willingness to cater to all genres was respectable. The other thing this larger space allowed Min and his regulars to do was build a roughly 2,400 square foot indoor BMX park. At that time, public skate parks were surfacing along with a couple of privately-owned ones. But the parks didn't allow BMX bikes. The B&I park was designed and built by and for BMXers. Taking the high road, Min and the BMX crew decided to allow skateboarders and "others" to use the park. At this point in time, there was not much camaraderie between skateboarders, bikers, and booters, but at the B&I, there was very little conflict…for the most part.
The shop and skate park became a riding destination for people of all ages and from all over the map. Multiple pros would stop by when they were on tour. Well-known amateurs would come and ride too. Rider owned start-up companies would supply the group with inventory out of the trunks of their cars (ebCo, Lotek, Good Bikes, & Tree, to name a few). Tons of Northwest BMXers seen there on a regular basis were getting amateur and pro contracts with various BMX companies. Some of the legends include: "Mexi" Nick Halsey (Macneil), Harrison Boyce (Macneil), Davey Watson (Federal), Travis Lyons(ebCo/Metal), Pat Doherty (Metal), Vouthy Liv (Diamond Back/Terrible One), Mike Hoder (S&M), Justin Inman (Fit), Phil Sandbaum (Haro), Darren Bearcloth (Specialized), Darrin Read (Diamond Back), Andrew Carpenter (Diamond Back), and Robbie Wright (Diamond Back).