Date Added: Jan 2010
At the original location of Skates on Haight in San Francisco, the vibe is laid-back, the music is pumpin', and the walls are tricked out with skateboards from floor to ceiling. It's a celebration of a most American pastime that grew into a worldwide action sport. Roller skating is the mother of inline skating and skateboarding. The author is in a very American-culture business that's well thought of around the world. With her husband, Lee Cole, Sloan helped grow the little shop, located in a funky neighborhood, into a global e-commerce empire. And UPS rolled right along with them.