CHIIPSS, a popular skateboarding shop in Plymouth, is making the move to downtown Hamtramck this weekend, taking over a retail space on Jos Campau south of Caniff.
The 5-year-old business and its sister business, The Barber Shoppe Screen Printing
, will occupy 2,700 square feet of retail space across the street from Detroit Threads. The skateboard shop will be in the front and the screen printing business in the back.
"It's just combining it all into one space," says Patrick Miller, owner of CHIIPSS
. "We expect the foot traffic to be a lot more than what it was in Plymouth."
Miller and his two partners were attracted to Hamtramck by the Power House project and the construction of the Ride It Sculpture Park
. That sense of community building was quite attractive to the young entrepreneurs.
"I really dig the vibe of Hamtramck," Miller says. "It felt very work-together-for-the-community based."
CHIIPSS brings the three partners together for the two businesses under one roof. The business also plans to hire up to four long-time contributors to the businesses soon after executing the move.
Source: Patrick Miller, owner of CHIIPSS
Writer: Jon Zemke
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