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Palace 5ive



Biography

Seeing the need for a core skate shop within the D.C. city limits, Palace 5ive set up shop in the up-and-coming U Street corridor neighborhood in 2007 and have watched it grow. The shop, whose name is derived from the basketball team that once called the neighborhood its home, playing games at the "Arcade" on 14th and Irving, acknowledges the importance of giving back to and staying in tune with the local skate scene. Its "Go Skate Day" events are an active embodiment of this ethos, providing loyal customers with free food, product, and a place to unify. It also helped establish Shaw Skatepark with the city of Washington only a few blocks from the store as well as two other parks in the city.
Palace 5ive