SnS Skate Shop to close its doors

Hannah Grover
Daniel Diswood, owner of the SNS Skate Shop, has announced that his store will be closing its doors soon.

FARMINGTON – After about five years of operating the SnS Skate Shop downtown, Daniel Diswood is planning on closing the business.

Diswood said the last day has not been set, but he plans to shutter the store after he sells the current inventory.

"The year's been very slow for everyone that I've talked to," Diswood said Tuesday, adding that if he continued to keep the skate shop going, he would go into debt.

"I just decided that it was time to pack up," he said.

While Diswood is closing the shop, he said he may try running a skate shop again in the future if the economy improves. He said he enjoyed the business.

"I've done everything I wanted to do," he said.

The entrance of the SNS Skate Shop is pictured Tuesday in downtown Farmington.

In addition to selling skateboards and related merchandise, Diswood promoted local arts and music. The skate shop was a regular participant in the downtown art walks, and he plans on continuing to be involved in the art community.

"I like bringing the music and the art to this area," he said.

Right now, Diswood is not sure what the future holds for him. He said he will take a break for now and possibly travel.

"We're very sad to lose Daniel," said Shaña Reeves, the director of communications for the city of Farmington.

Daniel Diswood, owner of SNS Skate Shop, helps customer Eric Stires Tuesday at his store in Farmington.

She said Diswood was a good partner for the city's downtown association, and his skate shop will be missed.

"It brought a different type of art to downtown," she said.

Hannah Grover covers Aztec and Bloomfield, as well as general news, for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.