Ink and Grind: Skate Supply Store, Tattoo Gallery Open in the Burg

Skate Supply Store Hosts Grand Opening

St. Pete is a city for skating. With backing from city council members and exhaustive work from the Skatepark Alliance and members of the St. Pete community, the Burg will soon have a massive (30,000 sq. ft.) skatepark right outside the downtown area. Local longboards on the 600 block serves as a consistent source for great boards and apparel; however, the skating community reaches beyond just the downtown area.

On January 7, Anchor Skate Supply hosted its grand opening celebration at 501 16th Street South. The Burg’s new core skate shop provides all the gear you need. They feature shades by Happy Hour, boards by Scumco & Sons, tees from Lowcard Mag, as well as merch featuring the store brand.

Anchor Skate Supply is open Tuesday through Friday, from noon-7pm, Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from noon-6pm. Visit their Facebook, Instagram and website for updates regarding the shop. Anchor also features original enamel pins, patches and stickers by Josh Sullivan (@joshcomics) and t-shirts by Sunshine City Shirts.

Get Fresh Ink on 4th Street

4th Street continues to transform into a foodie haven. Both national and regional restaurant groups, along with several St. Pete gems have made the long stretch of road their home. 2016 saw the addition of Ciccio’s Fresh Kitchen and BetterByrd, the arrival of Pei Wei and Burger Monger, the addition of a second Chipotle, the announcement that Mini Doughnut Factory would soon open on 4th Street off of 7th Avenue North and the opening of the Metro Diner — and that’s not even scratching the surface.

Now you can add tattoo parlor to the 4th Street roster. Just outside the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood at 1507 4th Street North is 3Points Fine Art and Tattoo Gallery.  Members of the Tattoo Gallery include Rei Premaj, Ray Prather, Alex Travieso and Ray Redshaw. You can call 813.965.1434 to make an appointment. There are currently plans for a grand opening celebration on Jan. 21. Follow them on Facebook for official updates on the event.

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.