Bastard store is located in a former cinema from the ’40s, which can be recognized by the entrance and, just after the main hall, by the stairs to what used to be the balcony and by the liberty style lamps that decorate them.
The first hall looks like a normal shop, where you can find any item related to skating from clothes to shoes and skateboards, but if you go to the “balcony” area, after a glass wall, you can discover a hidden world: the former orchestra now hosts the creative team offices, where the designers create new skates, clothes and decorations; the former stage is used partly for storing and partly for hosting art and photo exhibitions (all related to the skaters world of course). At the top of the storage area, an indoor skate park has been created, where anyone can go and skate while the shop is open, where skating courses are held for adults and children in the afternoon and competitions take place during the weekend. A bar with good beers and some chairs outside is usually open, in the inner court, during the events.
This place, a mix of sport, art and shop, has been created after a very long and detailed renovation. Pictures of it are hanging on the walls and are printed on the steps that lead to the skating tracks. It is worth a visit, even if skating is not your hobby (but don’t say it).