Save The Sharper Edge Pro Shop location!
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After 7 strong years in Sno King Renton, The Sharper Edge Pro Shop has been asked to vacate after loyally serving the ice community even beyond state lines.
Operated by alumni from the Sno King Amateur Hockey Association, this corner-tucked, humble shop is respected for excellent service, attention to detail, and genuine interest in helping customers find the equipment they need.
Citing "twice-a-month customer complaints", the board of directors at Sno King have decided to close the doors to The Sharper Edge. Locally owned and operated since 2010, the shop is a staple to the Renton location.
Without it, many members of the ice community will be forced to travel elsewhere to find a variety of high-end equipment, skilled skate-sharpeners, and knowledgeable advice for gear. For most of us, this means going to Canada and/or re-forging relationships with skate sharpeners. Many are already acutely aware that skilled, trusted sharpeners in the Pacific Northwest are difficult to find. Some customers ship their blades to Chris and Josh from as far as 3 states away. Why should we lose something so valuable in our backyard?
Current rumor states a new shop will be owned, operated, and maintained by a completely different group. It is unknown what types of services and goods they will offer, and if the skate sharpenings will be of comparable quality. The new group will need to invest in their own inventory, shelving, sharpening machines, and repair tools, as The Sharper Edge owns all of the items in the shop.
The closing of The Sharper Edge will be the closing of the last local business with a team that still cares about the people on the ice.
We ask that negotiations be warmly reopened and The Sharper Edge be permitted to remain in business at their current location.
This petition is started and maintained by members of the community, not by The Sharper Edge.
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