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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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2051 Rosa Parks Grand Opening

Jessica and I have spent every day off this past month helping develop an event space located at 2051 Rosa Parks blvd. in the Corktown district of Detroit. The space is designed to house art exhibits, premiere videos, and host live music. The space also features skateable installations that flow throughout it's three rooms. François Decomble and Jim Tumey conceptualized the space while hosting a weekly video night at their over-crowded apartment. It was not much more than a pipe dream, until Matt Price of The Skateboard Mag got a hold of Jim and told him Levi's Skateboarding was looking to do a DIY project in Detroit. Jim and Francois drew up a proposal for a skateable movie theater/art gallery....

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