Gary Swenson (Co-Owner & Co-Founder) of Freshly Squeezed grew up just a couple hours north of St. Petersburg in Brooksville, FL. You could have found him skating the old Island Skatepark in Mazaryktown any day of the week. His passion for skateboarding eventually led to a passion for streetwear and sneakers. So Gary packed up and moved to southern California, where he completely immersed himself right in the middle of the streetwear and sneaker industry,living and breathing it for over a decade. California is also where Gary met his fiance Victoria Phipps (Co-Owner, Co-Founder, and Backbone of the operation). Recently, Gary and Victoria moved back to Florida and decided it was time to do their own thing.
Freshly Squeezed is a streetwear shop whose mission is simple…to consistently bring the newest and freshest gear to St. Petersburg. Whether it is a bigger, more well-known brand, or a small, local, or up-and-coming brand, Gary & Victoria’s passion for all of them is just the same. Not only do they live it, work it, and wear it, but they also have personal relationships with most of the lines that they carry. With their 10 + years of experience and personable and professional attitudes, you will leave not only happy and looking fresh, but educated as well. Gary & Victoria meet once a week for strategy meetings and their current future plans for Freshly Squeezed are to continue to grow and to develop their own line. So, please do yourself a favor and get over to Freshly Squeezed, chat with Gary and/ or Victoria, and get yourself (or someone else) tightened up with some “fresh” new gear.
Freshly Squeezed’s current lines include: HUF, FUCT, The Hundreds, Lime Almost Lemon, CBNC, So It Seems, and No Comply Skateboard Mag.
Stay out of the mall and SUPPORT LOCAL! Get down to Freshly Squeezed this Friday for their “Black Friday Sale”…Everything in the store is 25% off! Yep…everything! – Nicks
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Last week, 1031 Skateboards pro Ben Raybourn quit to ride for Slave and was let go from Landshark Wheels, all in the same day. As a result, all of Raybourn’s decks are on sale over at the Regulator Distribution On-line Store for $27!
Here is the official press release:
Swoooooosh! Remember that sound? Thats right, its the sound of that toilet flushing again! In all seriousness though, We are here to announce that our little buddy Ben Raybourn is leaving 1031. At the same time he is also being let go from Landshark wheels. A quitting and a kick off all in one!? Weird right? Could be a first? Anyways, nothing ugly went down, we are all still friends. Ben is a great skateboarder and and even better person. And with that being said, as friends we support him in his decisions and wish him all the best!
Now is the time for you to hit the message boards! For the rest of us, we’ll be out skating!
We march forward.
This Friday, New Year’s Eve, there is a “Game of Skate” and “High Ollie” Contest @ Compound Boardshop in Sarasota. Entry is FREE, and there are tons of prizes and giveaways to be had, courtesy of Compound and Vans! Compound Boardshop will also have a huge sale going on in the store. Sounds like a great way to kickoff your New Year’s Eve festivities!
If you wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping…you’re in luck! The Skatepark of Tampa is helping you out with this HUGE sale, now through Christmas Eve…slacker. The sale is good online and in both of their store locations.
Huge sale @ the SPoT Skate Shop in Ybor next door to The Bricks on Saturday, December 11th! Everything in the store will be on sale…even the stuff that’s already on sale! Doors open at 8 am and there will be free breakfast and coffee courtesy of The Bricks. The sale will run through Sunday, December 12th.