The first COAST shirt was printed back in late 2012 shortly after we stumbled upon our current home base and production headquarters on Front Street in rough and tumble downtown Stock Island. At the outset, we never imagined the shirts would end up as much more than a uniform for resident artists or a keepsake for our local friends who dropped by the space to say hi and have a beer.
But sometimes things happen that you don’t expect.
Over the past four years, we’ve continued printing our “COAST Live by it.” shirts and they’ve continued to sell not just to our friends but also to folks who, like us, stumbled upon the old tin shed on the edge of town and wondered what it was all about.
Throughout this time, we’ve always wondered if heading down to the crowded streets of Old Town would be a blessing or a curse. Would it ruin the slow pace and open space that we so appreciate or would it introduce us to another group of curious folks who we might have been missing all along?
Well, we’d never know if we didn’t try, so after seeing a “Space Available” sign hanging on the window of an old house during a morning bike ride, we did what we had done four years prior — made a call, crossed our fingers and got to work.
And now we’re here. The address is 803 Whitehead. Come by for a visit…
COAST Old Town is open daily from 11am to 5pm.