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How the Thrasher Store Is Revitalizing Sixth Street in San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle just published an article on Thrasher’s retail store located at 66 Sixth Street. It’s one of the few parts of the city that still remains rough around the edges after the tech boom. But that could be changing due in part to Thrasher, and the upcoming 10,000 square foot Supreme store that is slated to open around the corner.

Thrasher has had offers to open stores in fancier shopping districts in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but Vitello always turned them down. He wanted to locate in a part of the city that hasn’t been transformed by tech money. Sixth Street — with its collection of residential hotels, social service agencies and underground economy — fit the bill.

“I always go back to being a kid skating in the old Union Square — before it was fixed up,” he said. “It was gritty and gnarly, and I thought it was the coolest place on the face of the earth.”

Sixth Street has been attracting other new businesses lately — the bar Rumpus Room, Pentacle Coffee, a Greek deli called the Argentum Project and the kosher deli Frena Bakery and Cafe. The trendy clothing store Supreme recently was granted city planning permission to open a 10,000-square-foot store right around the corner from Sixth on Market Street.

And Vitello has been talking to city officials about creating a skating feature — it could be as simple as a Jersey barrier — those modular barriers used to separate lanes of traffic — on Minna Street next to his store so that skateboarders will have another reason to go to Sixth Street.

The street still needs to evolve enough for a teenager to feel comfortable rolling down the block. Right now that’s not always the case — there are opiate addicts with needles in their arms, fencers selling stolen goods, overturned shopping carts next to heaps of trash dumped on the sidewalk.


The article also mentions that Corey Duffel, Chico Brenes, and Al Davis all work at the store, which is another reason to stop by if you’re in town. Head over to the Chronicle’s website to learn more about Thrasher’s flagship location.

Images Via Lea Suzuki / The San Francisco Chronicle


Skating Across Borders Mini Ramp Jam Registration Now Open

This year’s Skating Across Borders charity event will be held on May 21st from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Presented by the Stoefs Studio in cooperation with the Skatepark of Tampa, the fundraiser features a mini ramp jam as well as live band performances.

Register at to join the mini ramp jam.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Board for Bros, a non-profit dedicated to providing skateboarding equipment, safe skate spots, and youth mentoring in their community.

Board for Bros will also have a tent during the event where they will be accepting old boards and skateboard parts that will be refurbished and given to kids who can’t afford their own.

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Monster Energy Crew to Kick Off Euro Tour

Ishod Wair, Grant Taylor, Aurelien Giraud, and the rest of the Monster Energy Crew will shred the best skate spots in Europe this summer in the upcoming Monster Euro Tour.

The tour is in partnership with local skate shops.

The first stop will kick off in Bristol on the 8th of May.

The rest of the tour schedule follows.

  • Hamburg – May 14
  • Berlin – May 17
  • Munich – May 21
  • Athens – June 5
  • Warsaw – June 10
  • Helsinki – July 1
  • Vienna – July 9
  • Tel-Aviv – September 3
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Watch the X Games Chiba 2022 live on YouTube and ESPN App

Hey X Games fans. You can catch X Games Chiba 2022 live from April 22-24 on the ESPN app and the X Games YouTube Channel.

You can find the schedule and the links to the live streaming for each game here and the full list of participating athletes here.

Two hours of event recap coverage will also air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

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