It was while gearing up for the BRO Gift Guide that I learned that Sunday Skate Shop (on Potomac) was moving to Grant Street. Since 2005, Sunday has been delivering decks, trucks, wheels and shop gear to Buffalo’s skateboarding community. The Potomac skate shop has been a hub of skating activity for years, with young people out shredding at the Elmwood corner, whenever the street is dry.
Now, Sunday will be landing a fairly high profile shop location on Grant, in a retail space that formerly housed IT Garden. The new shop will be located a couple of doors down from Sweet_ness 7 Coffee Shop (the building is owned by Prish Moran). Already, there is a buzz in the community regarding this big move for Sunday. A couple of skaters that I talked to felt that the Grant Street move would be good all the way around for the business. Apparently, although the new Grant Street location looks small, it extends way towards the back of the building. It also has high ceilings, which means that a lot of merchandise can be displayed.
Sunday will be closing on January 3 in order to conduct the move. The shop will reopen on March 15, 2016. This is a win-win for the business and the West Side. Sunday will add a lot of colorful action to the corner of Grant and Lafayette. Sometimes change is a good thing, especially when it’s proactive. In this particular instance, the move should help to fuel additional businesses to consider Grant Street when they decide where they want to open, or even where to relocate. Sunday will bring all of its street cred and caché along with it.
Consider supporting Sunday and its bold move by purchasing a cool Sunday sweatshirt for $40. The sweatshirt makes a great holiday gift.
Sunday Skate Shop | 212 Grant Street | Buffalo NY | (716) 362-1523