Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Skate Shop in Crisis

The only skate shop in Worcester, Spine has issued a worrying statement in the light of it's recent financial situation.
Spine Skate Shop Statement

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Use us or lose us
It's no secret that it's hard times for everyone at the moment and independent businesses are closing all the time. It's no different for Spine, after one of the harshest Winters and a pretty wet Spring, times are tough. If you don't want to see your local skateshop disappear the same way as your local, independent record and book shops etc, show your support. Next time you need a board come and check us out before you put that order in online.

Thanks to all the regulars that come to us as their first choice. Much appreciated.

Firstly, Spine is owned by and Chris and Jo Bourke, who are responsible for me writing this blog. The shop has been open for more than ten years and has fed the local skating fraternity with quality service and products. As well as being a purveyor of niche clothes, hardware and skate decks, (often designed by Chris Bourke himself) Chris and Jo energetically promote artwork from people, (people like me) who wouldn't normally get an airing in a traditional gallery.

Chris, along with many other people, was involved with the setting up of Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, patiently attending numerous meetings which resulted in an amazing facility, used by people from near and far, (believe me they come from far away). The park is always busy, BMXers and skaters alike, share the facility and I've seen, with my own eyes, the fun kids can have in there...priceless.

Come on kids, it's pay back time, next time you're drawn into buying a new pair of average Nike or Vans sneaks from Extreme Pie or that Billabong T-shirt from TK Maxx, DON'T DO IT!

Do the right thing and buy something with integrity from Spine instead.