Pete’s got some ambitious plans for 2016. He wants to open an indoor private skatepark in close proximity to the shop, and is scouting a suburban location.
The shop also contributes to charity. While I was there some local skateboarder guys stopped by to collect from the bucket Shallow End Skate had set up for donations to FDR Skate Park, notoriously DIY’ed under 95 in South Philadelphia.
“It’s twice as good (as other local parks) and it’s 100% built by skaters, all the money was raised by skaters, all done by hand. If they had a little more faith in the community and in people in general and let people take pride in what they’re doing then it would have a positive side effect. So I just try to support that as much as possible and help it grow.”