For a while now, one of the biggest things I’ve noticed about Westminster and McDaniel College versus other schools and the towns in which they reside, is the relationship of the town community and the school.
Westminster and McDaniel seem to virtually not have one, aside from the great relationship with the bars in town.
Recently, though, a couple of pretty cool shops have opened up within walking distance of the school, one of them being KLIQ board shop.
I grew up skating and surfing, and the lifestyle still dominates my life today. When I saw a new skate shop had opened, naturally I had to stop in.
Back in 2008, another shop, Stereotype, had been open for a few years. It was sold by then owner, Nick Collins (and current owner of KLIQ) and ran out of business shortly after the sale.
Collins, now back in Westminster with a fully functioning skate and snow shop, is open and ready for business. While the shop is small, it’s jam packed with just about everything a skateboarder or longboarder needs, with a growing snow section that includes tools, tune ups, boards, bindings, and boots.
Don’t see what you need or want? KLIQ’s distributer carries over 30,000 products and the shop is fully willing to make and handle custom orders.
“I know longboarding and definitely snowboarding carry a huge appeal with the college kids, and we’re here to make those items available, while remaining a core skate shop,” Collins said.
So as the spring approaches and you’re looking for a new longboard or even to get a jump on some gear for next snow season, check out KLIQ Boardshop down West Main St. next to the Carroll Arts Theatre.