Chaz Ortiz took to Instagram last night to announce that he’s officially no longer a member of the Zoo York team. Back in June, our sources informed us that Zoo would not be renewing Chaz’s contract, putting the final nail in the coffin of the legendary Zoo York team. It’s now safe to say that Zoo has morphed into a full-time lifestyle brand made and marketed for mass consumption. RIP to one of the most influential skate companies of all time. Its legacy in our culture will not be forgotten. Check Chaz’s post and Canal New York’s commentary on Zoo’s demise below.
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Thanks @zooyorkofficial for a solid 13 years ! It’s time to start a new chapter in my skate career! Shout out to everyone that held me down for all that time . Got to travel the world with some of the best people ! All good things come to an end ! I’m excited for what’s next ! It’s only the beginning 💪🏽