We are super stoked to report that on March 1, 2013, Cruz Skate Shop will be opening at a new beautiful location. Cruz Skate Shop (BerZerkerly!) will be at:
We have loved having our shop at 3165 Mission, but for some time we have considered the benefits of moving to a location better situated to meet the needs of our customers, something with better freeway access and parking availability, but that would still be as accessible by public transit as our Mission location. We’re so excited to have found a beautiful space that offers these features in Berkeley. So, this coming February 25 will be our last day of business at 3165 Mission St.
In addition to moving to a new location, we will be focusing solely on selling roller skate goods and protective gear and shifting away from the hybrid roller skate and skateboard business model we started in 2008. With a quickly-growing roller derby and roller skating community making greater demands on our time and attention, and with so many other great skateboard shops ready to meet the needs of local skateboarders, we have made the decision to no longer sell skateboard goods so that we can cater more effectively to the skating constituency we know best: roller skaters.
As of March 1 at noon, when we open at the new 2505 San Pablo location in Berkeley, we will be all roller skates all the time.
We are really excited about this change and we look forward to doing everything we can to support and promote roller skating in and around the greater Bay Area. With this move we’ll be able to attend even more of our sponsored roller derby leagues’ and organizations’ events throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. We’ll also continue to sponsor and attend national and international roller derby tournaments and roller skating events as we are able.
As you have grown to expect from Cruz Skate Shop, we will continue to offer the same attentive customer service, and quality roller skating and protective gear at competitive prices at our new BerZerkerly! location and online at Cruzskateshop.com. All gift certificate purchases at our Mission location will be honored at our new shop or online.
This is a big and exciting step for us and we eagerly await your input about how we can best continue to meet your skating needs rolling forward. Please feel free to send any questions you may have about this transition to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tweet us at @CruzSkateShop or post on our Facebook wall.
Come roll with us!
Motley and Block @ Cruz Skate Shop