Skateboard and snowboard shop opens in Isanti

Town Boardshop owners Bryan Paz and Jason Lloyd. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

Town Boardshop owners Bryan Paz and Jason Lloyd. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

Skateboarders and snowboarders in Isanti now have a local shop to buy all their new gear.

Town Boardshop celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 19.

They sell skateboards, longboards, snowboards, accessories and other gear. Starting in the spring, they’ll also sell wakeboards.

“The goal is to become a staple in Isanti, try to create programs and try to become part of the community,” co-owner Jason Lloyd said. “We want to keep it all local here in Isanti.”

With the skateboard park in Isanti and the new wakeboard park now open, owners Lloyd and Bryan Paz said it was the perfect time and location to open their shop.

Town Boardshop celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19. From left, Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Neifert, owner Jason Lloyd’s grandparents Jim and Sharon Lindholm, Lloyd’s girlfriend Gina Hanson, owners Jason Lloyd and Bryan Paz, Isanti Mayor George Wimmer, Paz’s daughter Abby and wife Ericka, SOS for Mess Distress owner Susi McCune, Scott Elliot with Strongtower Consulting and Isanti Economic Development Director Sean Sullivan.

Town Boardshop celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19. From left, Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Neifert, owner Jason Lloyd’s grandparents Jim and Sharon Lindholm, Lloyd’s girlfriend Gina Hanson, owners Jason Lloyd and Bryan Paz, Isanti Mayor George Wimmer, Paz’s daughter Abby and wife Ericka, SOS for Mess Distress owner Susi McCune, Scott Elliot with Strongtower Consulting and Isanti Economic Development Director Sean Sullivan.

Lloyd has been skateboarding and snowboarding since he was 12 years old, and his business partner and friend Paz has been boarding for 25 years. Combined, they have about 40 years experience.

Lloyd said they’d like to grow the Monster Lab skateboard brand and eventually make their own boards.

“It sounds like a great business opportunity,” Isanti Mayor George Wimmer said. “The energy a business like this brings to a downtown, it becomes a destination-type business.”

Town Boardshop is located at 106 Main Street East in Isanti.  Hours are 12 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Find them on Facebook by searching for “Town Boardshop.”

Town Boardshop sells a wide variety of skateboards, longboards, snowboards, accessories and other gear.

Town Boardshop sells a wide variety of skateboards, longboards, snowboards, accessories and other gear.

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