Dave’s Quality Meats has been a downtown staple for skaters and sneaker freaks since opening in 2003, and the store’s namesake, Dave Ortiz, branched out with another retail venture. Hidden amid Chinese markets on an unassuming Chinatown street, the warehouselike skate and streetwear shop is lit by neon signs and inhabited by the store’s mascot, a pug named Squishy. There’s a selection of Zoo York skate decks ($50 each)—some of which Ortiz’s pro-skater friends have signed—and plenty of skate shoes, like a pair of colorful Etnies ($65). Nonskaters will also appreciate the selection of clothes that Ortiz keeps at rock-bottom prices, such as Zig Zag canvas sneakers ($20), Rothco waffle-check thermals ($10), Dickies twill pants ($22) and army-navy surplus messenger bags ($24). The shop also carries ADD+ (Another Dace Design), Ortiz’s own line of graphic tees ($18–$22) and hoodies ($40).
|Venue name:||Dave’s Wear House (CLOSED)||Contact:|
123 Baxter St
|Cross street:||between Canal and Hester Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St|
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