Downtown San Mateo is a diverse business district that offers something for everyone in our community. While the restaurant selection in our downtown is well-known, what is less well-known are the specialty stores owned by local merchants that cater to a variety of interests.
One such store in downtown in ATLAS SKATEBOARD STORE. Located at 209 2nd Avenue, right next to Baywatch Restaurant, Atlas is a skateboard store that is "committed to preserving the true definition of skateboarding and street culture: Individuality, Artistic Expression, Progression and Respect."
Owned by San Mateo native Ryan Motzek, the store has been open since May 2007 and specializes in custom skateboards, shoes and clothing. Open daily at 11 AM until 7 or 8 PM, Atlas will often host special sales that have loyal customers lined up overnight to take advantage of the specialized merchandise available only at Atlas.
One review of Ryan's store on the review site Yelp noted, "Favorite Skateshop ever. Friendly staff, solid location, clean shop, great selection. Did I mention they have a Nike SB Quickstrike account? Can't say enough good things about these guys, Ryen, Mike, Patrick, Robbie, Lester, Nick... Family!"
Ryan opened his store in San Mateo not only because he sensed a good business opportunity, but because of his desire to see San Mateo thrive as a community. San Mateo is certainly lucky to have a dedicated and savvy business such as Atlas and Ryan Motzek in our community!
Information on Atlas Skateboard Store:
Address: 209 2nd Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401
Telephone: (650) 401-7110