Avon Lake to welcome indoor skate park

Avon Lake to welcome indoor skate park

There are 19 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from Apr 22, 2009, titled Avon Lake to welcome indoor skate park. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

Local entrepreneurs Bob Ellis and Ron Rupert were recently looking around for commercial space to open another tattoo parlor, but decided to build an indoor skate park instead.

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Little nicky

AOL

#1 May 10, 2009
yeah ive been there its pretty sweet. although its not finished yet you can still go in and skate. the are adding a bowel. the place is really clean and the people are extreamly nice.
russ keysmith

AOL

#2 May 10, 2009
yeah i like the place. i feel welcome there. i feel safe letting my kids skate there in a safe inviorment.
Julie

AOL

#3 May 10, 2009
the place is AWESOME!
dave

AOL

#4 May 10, 2009
i cant wait till i get out of school for the summer so that i can go up there all the time. i heard that they are going to do compitions soon. they got alot going on.
Michael Watkins

Vilonia, AR

#5 May 16, 2009
IT WAS SO awesome amd sick can't wait to go agen
Garrett Orseno

Youngstown, OH

#6 Jun 7, 2009
This place is awsome! Ron is the coolest guy!!! I skate there every week. You need to come check it out!!!!
Check out the Video on youtube.com
"A Day at Avon Lake Indoor Skatepark"

Peace Dog.
Jeff Wilson

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#7 Jun 19, 2009
This place is the best. I go there more than once every week. The people are really nice and its way cleaner than chenga. This place is da BOM!!!!!!!!!!
Unsatisfied Customer

Dover, OH

#8 Jun 29, 2009
First off the owners are full of **** up to thier eyeballs, second off they are both con-artists and ex-felons. Not the kind of people I want looking after my children when I am not around. Not to mention the tattoo shop that Bob Ellis owns is a spot for local drug activity. Fellow parents make your own judgment of these clowns
jcskates

Akron, OH

#9 Jun 30, 2009
this park is great, the comp. there was the best,and the bands were sick you have to get there when you can!!
jeff mitchell

United States

#10 Jul 15, 2009
The tattoo shop these clowns own is not a place i'd get my dogs ass tattooed, they can barely trace a picture let alone tattoo one word to the wise go somewhere else or be sorry. The shop is a dump just like the last 2-3 he has owned in lorain and got thrown out of.
GOD

Avon, OH

#11 Jul 19, 2009
it has come to my attention, that the unsatisfied customer(jerry)and jeff. who have posted comments, need to remember. you both were once given the opportunity to do the right thing, learn with the best, and pursue your dreams. But instead, i see that you both have done the opposite. the things i know, you know, i know. and the things your mama told you must not have sunk in. watch your karma and brush your teeth. you both have bad language and bad breath. an opportunity was given to you and you BLEW IT! you are amature, not professional. practice the basics before you act like me.

p.s. you also need to practice skateboarding, heaven is a halfpipe and the sk8ers down there say you just suck and get in the way.
jeff mitchell

United States

#12 Jul 20, 2009
well if your GOD than I guess i'd rather go to hell and be with the real deal, than stand around and associate with posser artists and wanna be skaters. you should leave building skate parks and tattooing to real professionals you know people who can keep a business running successfully the next news article will read R.I.P. avon lake skate park and half ass tattoo shop.
Scrap

Port Clinton, OH

#13 Jul 21, 2009
Your right they are no good. I worked for this clown at his 1st shop in Lorain-Creative designs and he got evicted. I quit and so did Keleigh after he ripped us both off. His first shop was actually gonna be in Elyria but he couldn't meet their strict requirements-so he stoled the building owners sign that I lettered up. Then he goes to 28th street and opens Tatt Daddy's and got evicted from there. Now he's in Avon Lake where it's probably the same dum landlord who gave him 6 months free rent thinking one day he will get paid-keep dreaming baby. This guy rips everyone off and Ron never apprenticed at all which is a state law-he just got a machine and started messing people up and charging regular prices for his junk work. Bob Ellis lies to the health department that he was only gonna use disposable tubes so he didn't need a steralizer and turned around and let everyone use steel tubes. I had a steralizer and he wouldn't even paid to have it spore tested weekly which is required by law to make sure your steralizer is working properly. I turned his butt in but for some reason the health department never acted on it. Now he's got Dave in there and he's got a steralizer-hopefully the shaddy owner will get it spore tested this time and didn't make Dave pay for it. Yesterday-I ran into the guy who Bob Ellis stoled the sign from and he was pretty upset-yes he had to go to the prosecutor but all he got back was the casing-not the plastic part of the sign. After I explained what happened he understood it wasn't me-but the owner Bob Ellis that ripped him off and everyone else he comes in contact with. Better watch your back cause Karma does have a way of blackening your eyes there buddy.
Scrap

Port Clinton, OH

#14 Jul 21, 2009
Unsatisfied Customer wrote:
First off the owners are full of **** up to thier eyeballs, second off they are both con-artists and ex-felons. Not the kind of people I want looking after my children when I am not around. Not to mention the tattoo shop that Bob Ellis owns is a spot for local drug activity. Fellow parents make your own judgment of these clowns
I agree fully-see my entry-Scrap
tina

United States

#15 Jul 29, 2009
which shop is this now that there's 2 in avon lake, which one should I go to.
Scrap

Port Clinton, OH

#16 Jul 30, 2009
tina wrote:
which shop is this now that there's 2 in avon lake, which one should I go to.
I would go to either Illustrators in Sheffield Lake-right down from the one in Avon Lake-or Steve is pretty good at Body Stylz I believe it's on Miller Road. Definately do not go to the one on Lake Road in Avon Lake by the skate park. I used to work for him a brief 3 months because he's shady in all he does. He's had 4 different shops in the 8 months I have known him so that should tell ya something and I'm not just a disgruntled x-employee-I speak from experience and what I lived. When getting something as lasting as a lifelong tattoo distance should be your last concern. Look for saanitary enviroments, cleansiness, ask for portfolio's, ask questions & make sure you feel relaxed-never pressured. A good tattoo aint cheap-cheap tattoos aint good so there's nothing wrong with bargain shopping-but remember cheap tattoos are not always good-do your homework and you should do very well. You could also stop by and see my new shop and portfolios-it's in Elyria on 4th st. Good Luck!!!
tina

United States

#17 Aug 2, 2009
I went and talked to these guys anyway just to check them out and I wasn't impressed at all so I took your advice and went to the Illustrators they were really nice but then I talked to one of my girlfriends and she got her tattoo from Steve at Body Stylz and it looks so dam good so I went to see him and he drew up exactly what I wanted made it work the way I wanted and it looks phenomenal thank you so much for the heads up maybe next time i'll come see you in Elyria........
Scrap

Port Clinton, OH

#18 Aug 3, 2009
You got something your proud of and that's all that matters. Good luck.
tina wrote:
I went and talked to these guys anyway just to check them out and I wasn't impressed at all so I took your advice and went to the Illustrators they were really nice but then I talked to one of my girlfriends and she got her tattoo from Steve at Body Stylz and it looks so dam good so I went to see him and he drew up exactly what I wanted made it work the way I wanted and it looks phenomenal thank you so much for the heads up maybe next time i'll come see you in Elyria........
CStephens

Ashtabula, OH

#19 May 31, 2010
Bla blah blah. Again what about the skate park. oh yea you want to talk about tatoos and felons. yur twat hurts gal. is the skate park cool or do you just advertise yur stuff while craping on some one else. Again back to the skate park.?I hope you have fun with tatoos and shut the hell up. While having an open forum to help all in ohio IMprove on buisness and Expand thier horrizon. Bad mouth critisism is a great poison here. Diareaha of the mouth. Ohio's still here and none of you young punks built it, but you try your best to destroy it. We are a whole. The cream will always rise. And some times you have to hope and pray till it gets better. Go Browns, Go Cavs ,Go Tribe, and right on Buckeyes. P.S. fuk-a-hater

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