It has been a great five and a half years at The Shack Board Shop but it has come time to sit down and think about our future. We have decided that we are going to consolidate our stores and The Shack Board Shop will be moving into our Beach Haven location Surf Shack South.
The Shack Board Shop was born out of what was supposed to be a quick fix after Superstorm Sandy. After Sandy devastated Surf Shack South, we were dealing with the dilemma of having a full stock of skim, surf, and skate gear and a loyal customer base who was looking for holiday gifts but no useable store for them to visit. This led us to the Manahawkin Mart, which has been our home for the past five and a half years. Here we decided to give this store its own identity and concentrate on the void created by the loss of all the previous skate shops that once populated the Ocean County area. Thus The Shack Board Shop was born.
In the nearly six years that we have been here we developed relationships with countless vendors, customers, and neighboring tenants/businesses. Our customers have become friends and we value every one of those relationships tremendously and know that our success over the last 6 years has been a result of all of your support and help.
As many of you know last year we moved into a new Beach Haven location that was close to 8x the size of our original Surf Shack South store. In our first year in our new store we saw our best season in the 9 years we have been in business. My wife and I also had our second child and I have been working towards completing my master's degree at Villanova and am anxious to explore new opportunities that lie ahead for me. All of that among other things is why we have decided to consolidate to our Beach Haven location.
Everything will be operating the same until the day of our move. Our last day open at The Shack will be April 15th and we will reopen the newly renovated Beach Haven store on Wednesday April 18th. The Beach Haven store will be open daily through December then long weekends in the winter. Everything will be operating the same out of the Beach Haven store as Manahawkin and gift cards and store credits will transfer over to there.
We are returning to our roots in Beach Haven where it all started nearly ten years ago. We hope you’ll take the trip and see us on the other side of the Bridge.
Much appreciation and love
Don and the Shack Family