Mollusk Surf Shop Is Opening in the Funk Zone

The sunny signage going up on the former Arts Fund Gallery space—wedged between Tyger Tyger and the forthcoming Rincon Brewery pub, at the corner of Yanonali and Santa Barbara streets—is for Mollusk, the surf brand with stores in Venice Beach and San Francisco. It sells surfboards and other gear, and apparel for men, women, and kids. From a 2016 article on Hoodline:

Part community clubhouse, part art gallery, and part store, Mollusk caters not only to surfers […] but also to artists and creatives of all types. For owner and founder John McCambridge, who previously worked in animation, the combination makes perfect sense. “Our idea was ‘Let’s have lots of different kinds of surfboards.’ Not that there weren’t great shops here already, but we had a different perspective,” he said. “The other part of it was to make sure it was a space for artists, whether it be visual arts or woodworking. I had a lot of friends who were in the arts and also surfed, so it had to be a space for everybody to come together.”

Here’s a photo of the work-in-progress interior:

The San Francisco store gives a sense of how the finished product will look:

And here’s a taste of the merchandise:


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