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People Pop Up August 9th and 10th noon-6 p.m.

We are at it again, this weekend we will be hosting another pop up at Rosa Parks Boys in Corktown, Detroit. We will be open August 9 and 10 from noon-6 p.m. We just love Corktown and can not get enough! It has been so great meeting new people who are curious about our shop. Thanks for the interest and support. ...And we can't forget to give a big thank you to the Rosa Parks Boys for their generosity in letting us use their amazing space! Here are a few photos from the pop up shop we had a few weeks ago.     Photos by Jacob Smith and Matt Whitney

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Giant Spider Skates to Rave Detroit Premiere July 26th @ 9pm

We have a special treat for your minds following our Pop-up Skateshop on Saturday, The Rosa Parks Boys will be premiering "Giant Spider Skates to Rave (On weed laced with PCP)" get ready for some mind bending shit. As painful to watch as it was to film, this is pure bliss. We'll hit play on the old VHS player around 8:30PMwith parts by:Stephen Thialand OstrowskiTim JohnsonChris MilicRyan ReyesMarky NumbersColin FiskePreston Harperand many othersHere's a promo you probably shouldn't watch if you're at work or your grandmothers house...

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People Pop-Up Skateshop July 26 & 27 noon - 8pm

 We are happy to announce that we will be hosting another Pop-up skateshop at The Rosa Parks Boys space located on 2051 Rosa Parks Blvd in the Corktown district of Detroit this weekend, July 26 and 27 from noon - 8pm.In similar fashion, We will bring a tightly curated selection from Vans, Levi's Skateboarding, Brixton, RVCA, Coalatree Organics, Altamont, Converse, Magenta, The Killing Floor, Welcome Skateboards, and of course, People Apparel.We will be doing a limited print of 30 T shirts and lots of stickers to commemorate the weekend.Come out for good music, great times and some killer apparel. Bring your friends for a relaxed approach to retail in Detroit.here are some photos from the last event...

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Rosa Parks Boys in Juxtapoz

Here is some more great coverage of the 2051 Rosa Parks space! Most of the photos were shot before the space was even open and captures Nick Jaskey painting the now iconic red triangles adorning this flexible space.RPB is a flexible creative warehouse space in Corktown, Detroit's oldest neighborhood. There's no shortage of artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, and creative individuals in this city, and they are there to provide them with a space to express themselves and their ideas. They recently had their Grand Opening and hosted an art show for Nick Jaskey. There is a gallery portion of the space that features new art every two weeks. Basically, every other Friday they host an opening reception featuring a new artist.Behind...

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Rosa Parks Boys cover story in Metrotimes

  On Saturday, May 31st We had the pleasure of meeting with Emma Ockerman from the Metrotimes while we were hosting our Pop-Up Skate Shop and Static IV premiere. She wrote this article which materialized into a Metrotimes cover story! Cover Story The Rosa Parks Boys' skateboarder paradise By Emma Ockerman Published: June 17, 2014 Right off the main drag of Michigan Avenue, there’s noise on Rosa Parks Boulevard where there hasn’t been for months. Cars are pulling in and out of a small parking lot across the street from a crumbling white brick house, bright red triangles painted on its sides. You can hear the sound of urethane wheels slapping the cracked pavement from a block away, and a...

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