Shop Interview: Goodtimes

Posted April 4, 2006 by éS

Shop name: Goodtimes Skate Shop
Year shop opened: 1986
Owner's name: Brad Block
Your name and job title: Jovan Giles, Manager / Skate Team Manager
Address: 34291 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach, California 92674
Phone: (949) 493-2223
Shop hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

How's the shop doing?
Really great! There's so much happening right now, definitely cool stuff! We're almost finished with our remodel. Our shop has been the same way seven years, so we were definitely due for some changes. We have bunch of new great brands coming in, especially the core skate brands, since they know we are dedicated to skate only! We're just trying to live up to the expectations that the previous owner, Nancy McAtee, had. She passed away in 2005 after battling cancer the past few years. Nancy was great with the kids in all the local schools and contests, etc. for 20 years!

Who is your typical customer?
Well, definitely and foremost, skaters across the board--from young newbies getting their first boards to core kids and even old school poolboard guys from the '80s and '90s. We carry a grip of old school boards! Also, we get some moms and pops on the weekends, tourists who come in for shorts, sunglasses, etc. and core kids who skate in to hang out, watch videos and play Playstation.

Do you have any interesting shoplifting stories?
Not too many we can talk about. The boss is originally from New York City, so though we're all about love, we don't like to be disrespected. We'll just leave it at that!

Do you get any crazy people coming in off the street?
Wow, a lot. We're right off of Pacific Coast Highway on the beach, so we get a bunch of bums, winos and homeless people. You can see quite a few of them rocking Goodtimes gear under the freeways!

Name the most popular skate videos currently playing in the shop.
Enjoy's Bag of Suck, Baker's Baker 3, DVS's Skate More and Jack Vejvoda's demo.

Do you do any special events like video premieres, signings or demos?
Tony Alva came in a few weeks ago to promote his reissue tri-logo board. Local Ryan Sheckler's supposed to be in for a signing soon, as well.

Do you have any future events coming up?
We're doing a battle of the shops contest in May. Also, we have kids doing CASL events, and we help Alva sponsor the San Clemente City Championships at San Clemente skatepark every year. We're also working on the first-ever Goodtimes video highlighting top orange county riders. Send your videos in!

Are there any skateparks near your shop?
San Clemente and Ladera are the closest. It seems like a lot of kids these days travel to other areas to try out new parks, stairs or rails they haven't skated before, and since we're literally 30 seconds off the 5 freeway in between San Diego and Orange
County, we get quite a few people from those places who like a really great selection of skateboards and gear in general.

Who are your shop team riders?
Donny Duhadaway, Jack Vejvoda, Shane Rueweler, Robby Joseph, Brandon Turner, Robert "Zoid" Baltierra and Jake Warren, plus a bunch of B team riders who get flow, discounts , etc. You know who you are!

Do you have any shop team riders who are flowed by éS sales reps or team flow?
Team BK kicks down some shoes to Jack Vevjoda and a couple others, but we're looking for more. What's up? The manager needs some new kicks!

What's the best part of running a skate shop?
It's got to be the kids! It's such a high to see them discovering skateboarding for the first time and watching them develop over the years. As far as the junior high, high school, and older skaters go, well, Goodtimes is the "barbershop" of the 2000s! We really hear it all. This place is definitely the heartbeat of the community!

Which éS shoes sell the best in your shop?
The Accel Plus, the Accel and the K7. The System G2™ technology is insane. If you haven't tried it, do it now.

What's the best part about éS?
There's a definite fashion sense to éS…style plus tech.

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There's 30 responses to "Shop Interview: Goodtimes"

  1. first comment bitch

    sbmethod Posted: 8 years ago
  2. "fashion sense to éS " ... " style plus tech " ???
    What's this shop ?? They consume drugs or anything else ?

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  3. ToNyXeS likes to throw shit on és... it's kinda funny, in every blog there is a negative comment posted by our dear friend ToNy

    Pimpero Posted: 8 years ago
  4. Tony is funny i like him

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  5. i'm with tony. theres nothing Tech about és anymore. its all crap. get to your roots. or your just going to be another PacSun who care about shoe.

    Herbo Posted: 8 years ago
  6. yäää

    loop Posted: 8 years ago
  7. Im glad es isn't tech anymore. They are to hard to break in. One tech shoe every now and then is nice but they used to be hardcore tech. This shop is so better than my local one.

    ZeroEmerican Posted: 8 years ago
  8. Good looking shop.

    I wanna see some footy of their riders, oh well.

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  9. ToNyXeS sounds mad but he is rational. If sounds negative is cause the way eS took the cruise is kinda weird if you look at their past.

    608 Posted: 8 years ago
  10. The Simpler the shoe, the better

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  11. pretty good looking shop overall, it seems big, like my local shop is really small like tight, if you walk down the hall thingy like only one other person can pass...ya ok anyways pretty tubular shop and es is pretty good the accel is tight

    Tony.D Posted: 8 years ago
  12. if you don't like éS why keep wasting your time talking smack about them. And why would you have that whole page devoted to éS shoes linked to your name???

    Crentin Posted: 8 years ago
  13. This shop is tight when is comin to az?

    nickpeppe7 Posted: 8 years ago
  14. my local shop blows all they have are like 6 decks and trucks and other crap i dont need

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  15. man the only reaSon i started buying eS is because of the plain simpleness

    therefore i love eS for the simplicity

    even tho if they really wanna be giants theyd let everyone have wat they want

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  16. ^
    ^
    Talk about the skateshop.

    I like how that shop uses lime green on their walls. My shop just has a lame color on the whole thing haha.

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  17. burrito, r u gay? why r u talking about the color of the wall?

    skate 69 Posted: 8 years ago
  18. is that a portrait of bob dylan next to the shoe rack?

    bcoop Posted: 8 years ago
  19. looks nice
    the source in calgary still wins

    accel-man Posted: 8 years ago
  20. That clerk in the 2nd picture is an emo kid, ha ha!!! Garry, how can I get my local shop an interview by you guys? Maybe then they would give me a free deck.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  21. Fuck that shop has a lot of wheels...by the way tech shoes suck they look like space shoes or somthin and too simple shoes suck aswel, but in the middle is just right (accel, K7, square 1), chea!

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  22. Wes H,

    If they carry éS, let me know and they can have an interview.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  23. GO TO NEW ZEALAND, there's lots of good skate shops there, and bring the team!!!!! Aaahhh!!!!!

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  24. hey guys, i love éS, but don't talk about tech shoes when you're talking about standard, square one, ... it's a joke !
    You can talking about tech shoes and creative innovating design when you're talking about K2, K3, Diode, EOS, K5 ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  25. DO AN ESCAPIST SHOP INTERVIEW

    accels fo life Posted: 8 years ago
  26. Yea, they carry 'es, the shop came out about 2 years ago, its called skate n' Grind.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  27. THATS A HUGE AMOUNT OF DECKS AND WHEELS GOODTIMES CARRIES. WHATS WITH THE EMO SALESGUYS HAIR?? DAVID BOWIE-RETROSEXUAL

    el toro the great Posted: 8 years ago
  28. gary or Josh P. you should really interview ig boardingshop in Simi Valley, they have some great riders like Mike Taylor, Mikemo Cpaldi, Josh Segal, Van Wastell, and Nigel Alexander. You should do an interview on them. I think Mike Barker is on their team too....

    Dirk Posted: 8 years ago
  29. Sup I want to join your team. I have all of your shoes.

    John Marks Posted: 5 years ago
  30. Im here illegally . people dont know im here so interview me ,but dont tell the cops!!!! VIVA MEXICO!!! I love es........

    La Bamba76 Posted: 5 years ago

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