Starting Saturday, Long Island skateboarders will now have an alternative to mall shops. LI skateboarding OG/artist – Dan Pheo has been working with UTOPIA to transform their 1,400 sq ft upstairs area into a core skate shop carrying New York local brands like Witches Brew, Coda, D.O.A. along with larger brands such as FA, Hockey and Antihero. There will also be a roller skate section curated by Suzanne Lynn which will carry Chicks in Bowls hardware and apparel. Pheos vision for the shop is to keep it core, carrying selective product and becoming a home base for Long Island skateboarders. He’s also going to put his 80’s & 90’s skateboard collection up on display for all of those skate history buffs out there.

If you’re near Hicksville, NY this Saturday head over and check out the soft opening. The shop is located upstairs in UTOPIA (3 Newbridge Rd, Hicksville, NY 11801) and will be open for business from 10am – 10pm.

pano of the raw space | Photo by Dan Pheo