By: Evelyn McNeal

Lucky’s Skate Shop & Lounge is located 2216 Patterson St. in Greensboro and has been open for the past six months. On March 22, the shop will celebrate its grand opening with music by RetroHixz, Jimmy, Condado, Dollhands, and Rowdy Leaf. General manager Danny Andersen said the store’s grand opening would be from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and that there is an $8 cover charge for the show. (The show is all ages, but attendees must present a valid ID.) Andersen said Lucky’s sells skater merchandise including a variety of skate brands, roller skates, decks, wheels, clothing and shoes. He said this side of Greensboro needed a lounge and skate shop because he said there aren’t many places for skaters to hang out or shop. Andersen said Lucky’s is a great place for skaters to just “kick back and hang out in an inexpensive environment.” The lounge only serves beer right now, but Andersen said their warehouse space is perfect for live music and having food trucks for customers to enjoy while they shop or hang. On March 28, Andersen said that Bloody Loud and Lucky’s would present live music by Life’s Question, Shackled, War by Other Means, and Charm at 8 p.m. with a cover charge of $5 before 8 p.m. and $10 after the music starts. This is an all-ages event, but attendees must present a valid ID.

Andersen said Lucky’s is excited to kick off their grand opening. He said Lucky’s appeals to the skaters but that everyone in the community is welcome to come out.

“We want this to be the booming spot for a lot of our students here,” he said. “If you look at skaters, they are from all walks of life. That is what it is all about; we want to bring people in. We want this to be a spot [to be a destination] that bands talk about when they are touring.”

Andersen said for students to keep a look out for fliers and freebies at local skate parks and on the campuses of UNCG and NC A&T. For information, drop by or give Lucky’s a call at (336) 676-4483. Lucky’s Skate Shop and Lounge is open Monday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.

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