I know we don't have huge parties every year to celebrate our existence but I just wanted to acknowledge to you all that we are now 7 Years old. The past few years have been awesome and super crazy. Thanks everyone for your love and support. Here is a photo timeline from when we first started in 2009! Enjoy!
Noah and I have known each other since we were 14 after meeting in church camp. We were both kinda weird so we kept in touch over the years, became room mates and have always talked about opening a cool shop some day.
In late 2008, this spot opened up on kirkwood highway.
It was all redone inside and the owner was a pretty cool guy so we made a deal.
Here is a mock up I did in photoshop to see what the store might possibly look like.
Parking was kind of weird so I drew this map to help people figure it out.
Finally with the help of friends and family Spaceboy opened in Early February 2009
In the Spring, Ryan Phillippe wore one of our shirts on SNL and that jump started us like crazy.
Then David Hallberg aka Pony came aboard to party with us in the Printshop!
We rocked on Kirkwood Highway for about 3 years ran out our lease and decided it was time to move on.
In late 2011 While we were still at Kirkwood, The Buccini Pollin Group approuched us and offered us a space at 617 North Market Street.
We had a couple meetings, they showed us the space and at first we said "Hell No." But after a while we noticed the potential that Downtown Wilmington had and wanted to be part of that.
BPG hooked the place up! Gave the place a make over and told us to hurry up and move in.
Will Minster from Downtown Visions helped us get a grant for our sign. Here's another mock up I did of the front.
The move was not fun what so ever but we managed to get it done and the sign was delivered eventually.
The store was now pretty much complete and that was when we began our adventures on Market Street.
The extra space in the back allowed us to hold events, art shows and parties.
Lots a great bands came through, local and touring and Spaceboy was buzzing.
Then in mid 2014 we moved into 711 North Market so BPG they could renovate our building.
So we moved our crap...again. and the guys moved the sign... again.
Check out our web series SHIRT HEADS to see footage of us putting our 3rd store together and daily life on market street.
7 Years later, we're still here! Making friends, some money and tons of really sweet memories.
We even set up a cool underground event space in our basement.
Life Downtown isn't too shabby and the city is getting better everyday.
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