When it comes to truly solid skateboards, national sporting goods stores just don’t cut it compared to these awesome Cleveland shops. No matter the need, from longboards to decks to all of the right accessories, this city has it all. Check out the best of the best.
Tri Star Skateboards
5682 State Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44134
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This quaint, privately owned skateboard shop is located just minutes from I-71 in the south Brooklyn area near the Cleveland Metro Park and offers a wide variety of everything for skateboarding. Whether it’s shoes, short boards, long boards, trucks, wheels, ramps or accessories, this is one of the largest selections in Ohio. If you don’t see what you are looking for in the shop, ask the owner to special order it.
Fable Skateboard Shop
88 S. Main St.
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Hours: Mon to Sat – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Located just outside Cleveland near the Carlisle Reservation, this privately owned skateboard shop is dedicated to everything skateboards. Whether it’s books, boards, shoes or clothing, Fable Skateboard Shop offers a solid variety and selection. This store specializes customer service, and will special order anything not in stock.
14700 Snow Rd.
Brookpark, Ohio 44142
Hours: Mon to Fri – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Just minutes from downtown Cleveland, this skateboard shop not only offers a pro-shop but also an indoor skate park for boards, in-line skates and scooters and another for cyclists. This specialty shop offers more than 100 skateboards and accessories as well as events and skater sponsorships. Helmets are required at all times in the skate park. Rentals are available at the pro-shop.
14047 Madison Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44107
Hours: Mon to Fri – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This five-star skate shop in Lakewood is owned by a skateboarder who knows all the ins and outs of skateboarding. With a wide range of clothing, shoes and accessories, this shop brings even novices into the world of skateboarding. The competition can’t match Westside’s selection of unique and vintage boards.
Garfield Bike Shop
4250 Warner Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44105
Hours: Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; call for appointments
Located in the Newburgh Heights area just off Broadway Avenue, this privately owned 30 year business is known mainly for its bicycles, but its best-kept secret is its amazing and specialized skateboard offerings. While its variety is limited, it also provides special ordering services. Garfield’s shop offers a variety of skateboards, trucks, wheels, hardware, bearings, accessories and a large supply and variety of helmets. Garfield Bike Shop also offers a board repair shop.
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