Late last week, HUF shop owner Keith Hufnagel posted a short "To Whom It May Concern" letter on his blog announcing the unexpected closing of their HUF LA shop on famed Fairfax Ave. due to the loss of their lease. Though the brand lives on, this is a huge blow to the LA skateboarding community. The three year old shop, which saw it's grand opening June 2008, is still planning on opening other shops in the near future. You can read the entire memo below.
To whom it may concern:
We unexpectedly lost our lease recently at our HUF LA shop on Fairfax, and unfortunately closed its doors this past Sunday. We are all bummed about it, and will miss being on the block and all the good times we had at that shop… But change happens and we will keep cruising on and making great stuff. This upcoming year will mark HUF’s 10-year anniversary as a brand, which we will celebrate with the release of exclusive collaboration projects throughout the year. You can still pick up HUF products at your local HUF dealers, and can always find us right here on our website. We hope to be able to reopen HUF retail shops again in the future, but at this time are not sure when or where… We will keep you posted. As for now, our time and efforts will continue to be entirely devoted to perfecting the brand and its product. We could never have foreseen how rapidly the brand would grow since its beginning, and would like to sincerely thank all of you who have walked through our doors in any of our shops over the last decade. Thanks for the support, and stay tuned!