Bustin’s Longboard Loft Skate Shop at 132 Allen Street Placed on the Market

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 at 5:15 am by
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Today comes news that the Lower East Side will soon lose a skate shop.

Brooklyn-based skateboard company, Bustin Boards, will soon terminate its four-year-old retail concept at 132 Allen Street. That’s right, the Longboard Loft now operates on borrowed time. One need only peer into the windows to see the tombstone signage holding court. Thanks are once again owed to Misrahi Realty.

Meanwhile, listings are already circulating for the Longboard Loft. The “amazing retail opportunity” offers 1,200 square-feet of space (plus basement), yet without a price tag. All uses are considered, but the broker-babble seems to favor a gallery tenant. We’ll see what happens.

Bustin’s Longboard Loft debuted at 132 Allen Street in April 2011. A pretty good tenure. The store was a souped-up offshoot of the skateboard brand, which is still headquartered on Grand Street in Brooklyn. It included a larger, specialized inventory of customizable longboards and related accessories such as wheels, helmets, trucks, and GoPros.

It’s safe to say the departure of Longboard Loft will hurt daytime business on the block. Especially for local youth. Its front lawn, so to speak, was the Allen Street Mall, doubling as a proving ground for skaters.

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