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It’s a grind Police crackdown sparks calls for retooled skateboard ordinance

March 10th, 2010   

Like a tropical island amid an ominous ocean, a skate shop can be a safe haven. People don’t show up there merely to buy boards, shoes or other gear (though that’s what keeps Asheville’s two downtown skate shops afloat).

The hot spot: Eric Hunt outside Push Skate shop, which is situated in the middle of Asheville’s no-skate zone. Photos by Jonathan Welch

Aficionados also gather to watch videos, share stories and just enjoy being surrounded by the trappings of their sport.

Lately, however, a new conversation is cropping up among skateboarders, as more and more find themselves nailed for violating the city’s skateboard ordinance and brought before the recently established Nuisance Court.

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