Bad management usually leads to a bad shop, unless you're Paul Teutul Sr., and you're selling side-splitting hilarity...that needs to be completely powder coated by Tuesday?!? For an awesome shop ironically inspired by a terrible manager, check out Community Service
Run by a graffiti artist and his clothes-horsing chum, Community was born when the two finally had enough of the manager at their skate shop and decided to set up their own; the "street art/branded clothing store" is pimped with graffiti'd walls from local crews, and is adjoined by a gallery currently stocked with canvases, tricked out skate decks, and other rotating art, though no one knows how Garfunkel learned such a sick 540. Fresh threading includes sweaters/hoodies/tees from local brands like Company of Artists, Loyal Clothing and The Dope Group (plus Akomplice's high-end VSOP line), plus everything from tees to raw denim from a list of esteemed national outfits like Crooks & Castles, Upper Playground, Counter Balance, and Acrylick, who clearly spent more time in art class than English. They're also art-supplying would-be urban muralists with EVOLVE, beat, mtn, and Montana spraypaint cans, markers and caps, and a slew of sketch 'n illustration books, including one by tag-master Scape Martinez which's widely considered the first "how to" book for graffiti artists, which presumably includes a chapter about surviving the can
Though they're in business now, the grand opening party's on the 15th, and will feature live art, DJs, and a contest for best-designed kidrobot Munny -- also what Junior's not seeing any of unless the Lawnmower Bike's back from Nubby by 5pm sharp!