RIVER RAT SKATESHOP was established in December of 2018, a lifelong dream, not only of Happy Shirt owner Justin Shiney, but many of the shop employees. With the help of Let It Ride Lawrence owner, John Niswonger, Justin (and "Nish") have created a unique space for community events as well as a place to buy local skate apparel (River Rat brand pictured below) as well as more established brands.
Since its opening, Happy Shirt and River Rat have hosted Final Friday art shows, BBQ's at the skate park, fundraisers, and contributed donations to several community groups.
Come check us out and grab a board, even if you've never skated before and look out for events happening in shop.
Also, it's never too late to learn how to skate board.
River Rat collaboration with Boulevard Brewing Company